Nissan accused the family of Carlos Ghosn in illegal enrichmentDecember 14, 2018
Nissan filed a lawsuit against Claudine Bishara de Oliveira, the elder sister of the former chairman of the board of the Japanese manufacturer Carlos Ghosn. She is accused of “illegal enrichment.” Details of the claim is not disclosed.
The next lawsuit filed in a Brazilian court will help Nissan suspend the statute of limitations on a document created three years ago, Reuters writes, and continue the trial. At the same time, the manufacturer did not clarify the details of the case and clarify the essence of the charges. Representatives of the Ghosn family also declined to comment. Sources in the company say: Oliveira had a nominal position of consultant and she received a fair reward.
Nissan has already filed a lawsuit against Ghosn and his daughter Caroline, demanding the arrest of an apartment in Rio de Janeiro and all things there. It allegedly found three safes, which may contain evidence of abuse of Carlos Ghosn. A lawyer of a top-manager arrested in Japan said that Nissan representatives, who had gained access to the apartment after their arrest, could have thrown compromising documents and objects. The Court of Appeal ruled that the owners can take personal items from the apartment, but only in the presence of Nissan employees.
Carlos Ghosn was detained on November 19 at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on suspicion of concealing income and misuse of funds. During the internal investigation conducted by Nissan, it turned out that the head of the board paid for the purchase and repair of real estate at the company’s expense: he spent several billion yen on houses in Rio de Janeiro, Beirut, Paris and Amsterdam.