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Aide to fugitive Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn pleads not guilty [Video]

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An aide to fugitive Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn pleaded not guilty to hiding tens of millions of dollars for his boss today as the trial against him began in Tokyo. 

Greg Kelly denies an $87million conspiracy charge in a saga which has gripped the business world since Ghosn's arrest nearly two years ago.

Ghosn is at large after his spectacular escape from Japan last year – hiding in an instrument case to flee to Lebanon – leaving Kelly as the only person facing trial. 

The trial, expected to last ten months, turns on whether Kelly concealed payments of 9.2billion yen ($87million) which were promised to Ghosn on his retirement. 

Nissan itself is on trial over the same charges, and the company has pleaded guilty and is paying a 2.4billion yen ($23million) fine.     

But Kelly entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday, saying: 'I deny the allegations. I was not involved in a criminal conspiracy.' 

Kelly, who faces up to 10 …

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Huaweis research and development lab in the city of Dongguan, China is on fire, with large clouds of gray smoke billowing from the building, according to multiple videos posted to social media and the state news outlet Global Times. Its not clear what caused the blaze, but firefighters are on the scene, according to Chinas Sixth Tone news outlet, and there have been no reports of casualties.