Carlos Ghosn released from Tokyo jail after more than 100 days in detention

Carlos Ghosn, then Nissan and Renault chairman, in Paris on September 15, 2017

Accused of financial fraud, former Renault and Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been released from Kosuge prison in Tokyo after more than 100 days behind bars.

The Franco-Brazilian executive left the prison surrounded by guards and entered a car as dozens of journalists waited for him. His wife Carole, one of his daughters, the French ambassador and others arrived at the prison a few hours before, but did not leave at the same time as Ghosn.

A few hours earlier, Carlos Ghosn's lawyer paid bail of 1 billion yen ($9 million).

On Tuesday, a Tokyo court accepted the businessman's request to released on bail, after rejecting an appeal by the Prosecutor's Office.

It is unusual in Japan for someone accused of financial misconduct to be released before their trial date is set or even before the trial begins.

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