The appeal filing comes just days after the American – free from Japan on a suspended sentence – had a tearful homecoming to Tennessee and ensures his years-long legal odyssey will drag on.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said: "We are relieved that the legal process has concluded, and Mr. and Mrs. Kelly can return home." Carlos Ghosn told journalists on a video call: “He’s obviously an innocent man."
Kenji Shimotsu just handed down a harsh jail term to a 90-year-old defendant in another case.
Prosecutors made the case against the American defendant as they delivered their closing argument in the long-running trial.