Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn breaks the law and leaves JapanJanuary 1, 2020
Carlos Ghosn was under house arrest in Tokyo with a strict order not to leave the country. Now, it is reported that the former head of the French-Japanese alliance Renault-Nissan has left Japan and is moving to Lebanon.
Today, the story of the former automobile tycoon Carlos Ghosn took an unexpected turn, as several news agencies reported that the former director general of the French-Japanese alliance Renault-Nissan had left Japan and arrived in Lebanon today. This event in itself is not so significant if it were not for the ban put forward against Mr. Ghosn, under which he was obliged to be under house arrest in Japan awaiting trial for a number of financial crimes of which he is accused.
Obviously, no information can be confirmed at this time. Anonymous sources, which are directly related to the former head of Nissan, claim that he arrived in the capital of Lebanon, the city of Beirut in a private plane from Turkey.
It is also unclear at present whether this trip was authorized by the Japanese authorities, or whether Mr. Ghon is now hiding from the laws of Japan. The rules of his house arrest allowed him to leave the residence intended for him in Tokyo, but he was forbidden to leave the country.
Ghosn has citizenship in Lebanon and spent most of his youth there. He was returning from Lebanon to Tokyo when he was arrested in November 2018 for violating Japanese financial law. Nissan’s internal investigation allegedly revealed inconsistencies in Ghosn’s duration reports on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is believed that this activity continued for several years, and in a statement on this issue, Nissan said that “many other significant acts of misconduct were discovered, such as the personal use of the company’s assets …”.
After making a $ 9 million bail, Carlos Ghosn was again arrested in April 2019 on a new set of financial charges. Ghosn assured everyone of his innocence over the years and filed many requests with a Japanese court, including the possibility of contacting his wife. A new phase of the trial should begin in the spring of 2020.
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