Carlos Ghosn offered to hand over his passports for bailJanuary 21, 2019
Former head of the automobile alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Carlos Ghosn, asked the Japanese court to release him on bail, reports Reuters. For this, a 64-year-old top manager promised not to leave the country. He is also ready to give away his passports and put on a special bracelet to track his movements.
“I remain in custody 64 days after the arrest. While the court is considering my application for release on bail, I want to emphasize that I will be in Japan and comply with all the necessary requirements for release on bail,” Ghosn said.
This is Ghosn’s second attempt to get out of prison. Earlier, the court denied him this request, considering that a top manager may influence witnesses or escape to another country. In turn, Ghosn refused to plead guilty to financial fraud. During the hearing, he pleaded not guilty. Ghosn stressed that his arrest is “unfounded.”
The head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, Carlos Ghosn, was detained on November 19th. Japanese police suspect a 64-year-old top manager of tax evasion. For this, he deliberately distorted information about the amount of his own payments. 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 Ghosn from the post of chairman of the board of directors. The Board of Directors of the company is headed by Osamu Masuko.
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