Carlos Ghosn accused Nissan of conspiracy and betrayalJanuary 30, 2019
The former head of the alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, who is accused of financial fraud, said that he was the victim of conspiracies against further mergers of companies
The former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, Carlos Ghosn, binds his arrest by the Japanese authorities on charges of tax evasion with the “conspiracy and betrayal” of Nissan’s top managers. This Ghosn said in an interview with the publication Nikkei, RBC reports.
According to Ghosn, the top management of Nissan opposed his initiative to further merge the three deeper partner companies. The issue of uniting automakers into one holding company was discussed with Nissan president Hiroto Saikawa, who, in turn, refused to include Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko in the discussion.
Companions of Carlos Ghosn argue that some Nissan top managers feared that Ghosn would gain excessive power if the three companies were merged, and compared his leadership with the “dictatorship”. This forced them to cooperate with the Japanese authorities, who subsequently filed charges of tax evasion and financial fraud.
In addition, Ghosn called “distortion of reality” information about receiving $ 8.9 million through a joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi in the Netherlands. Plus, the former head of the automakers’ alliance claims that payments of $ 14.7 million to the company of Saudi businessman Khaled Al-Juffali were approved by the executive director for this region. Finally, Ghosn said that buying property in Brazil and Libya was due to the need to have safe places to take people in these countries.
Recall, the head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, Carlos Ghosn, was detained on November 19, 2018. Japanese police suspect a 64-year-old top manager of tax evasion and deliberate distortion of information about the amount of their own payments. Investigators began investigating a top manager after reports from an anonymous informant inside the auto concern.
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