Carlos Ghosn is chargedDecember 10, 2018
Japanese prosecutors filed formal accusations against former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi automotive alliance leader Carlos Gon. This is the agency Kyodo, citing a source in law enforcement. Carlos Ghon is accused of concealing income of 5 billion yen (about 44 million dollars). At the moment, 64-year-old top manager continues to remain under arrest.
The prosecutor’s office believes that Ghosn declared only half of his income within five years. In this case, the undeclared funds should have been paid to the top manager as a severance pay after leaving the company. Under Japanese law, the severance pay must also be declared. The Tokyo prosecutor’s office also filed charges against former Nissan board member Greg Kelly.
Carlos Ghosn himself refused to plead guilty to financial fraud. During interrogations, he declared his innocence to the investigators. Ghosn stressed that he did not underestimate the amount of his income in the reports for the exchange.
Carlos Ghosn was arrested on November 19th. Investigators began investigating a top manager after reports from an anonymous informant inside the auto concern.
Carlos Ghosn was dismissed as chairman of the board of directors of Nissan Motor Co. November 22. In addition, Greg Kelly, a member of the board of directors, who is also suspected of financial fraud, was also dismissed. Later, the leadership of the Japanese automaker Mitsubishi also decided to dismiss Carlos Gona from the post of chairman of the board of directors. The Board of Directors of the company will be headed by Osamu Masuko.
Thierry Bollore was appointed interim president of the concern at Renault. The company explained that Carlos Ghosn is “temporarily incapacitated,” but remains the chairman and chief executive officer.