An update on former Nova president, Nozomu Sahashi's, appeal. You may recall that he was sentenced to three and half years for embezzlement last August. He quickly appealed his sentence, maintaining that he was innocent.
Kyodo News, via the Nikkei keizai shimbun reported last week that Sahashi maintained his innocence again at his appeal, saying that he took money from the employee's fund to help the company, not to line his pockets. The prosecutors, of course, are trying to have the appeal dismissed.
That's all the article says. Don't know where the appeal goes from here. I take it that for now, Sahashi avoids going to jail.