Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn and Greg Kelly, a former representative director, enter the Tokyo District Court for a pretrial procedure on June 24. (Video footage by Hiroki Endo and Kotaro Ebara)

Greg Kelly, former representative director at Nissan Motor Co., attended a pretrial procedure at the Tokyo District Court on June 24, his first appearance in public since he was released on bail in December.

Kelly, 62, appeared in court with former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, 65, for the procedure to narrow down issues of contention and confirm the evidence expected to be used in their trial.

Kelly, an American, has been charged with conspiring to underreport Ghosn’s remuneration in Nissan’s financial reports.

Both Ghosn and Kelly have said they are innocent of the charges.

The closed-door procedure was also attended by their defense lawyers, prosecutors and lawyers for Nissan, which as a company has also been charged in connection with the suspected underreporting.

According to sources, Ghosn's lawyers called on prosecutors to present their evidence at an early date and also asked why Nissan President Hiroto Saikawa was not indicted in the case.

Around 10 a.m., Ghosn, wearing a suit and holding an umbrella to shield himself from the rain, entered the court with his lawyers. Kelly, also wearing a suit, entered about 15 minutes later.

For Ghosn, who was released on bail in late April, this is the second pretrial procedure he has attended. He showed up for one at the same court on May 23 concerning a charge of aggravated breach of trust.