In handing Greg Kelly a six-month suspended sentence and fining Nissan, a Tokyo court seemed intent on issuing a proxy judgment for Carlos Ghosn in absentia.
Kenji Shimotsu just handed down a harsh jail term to a 90-year-old defendant in another case.
Former Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa, who presided over the arrest and ouster of Carlos Ghosn, weighs in his former boss' legacy and the carmaker's fitful recovery.
The wait begins in the case -- a proxy for ousted boss Carlos Ghosn -- that could see the former HR executive sentenced to two years in a Japanese prison.
Carlos Ghosn warns that old-guard companies such as Nissan must speed up their EV plans to stay competitive with newcomers.