Police re-arrest Carlos Ghosn for a new chargeDecember 21, 2018
Former head of the automobile alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested by Japanese police on a new charge, reports the Financial Times. Now a top manager is suspected of violating legal obligations towards Nissan Corporation. Thus, the next 10 days 64-year-old Gon can again hold in custody.
The Japanese prosecutor’s office suspects Gona that while he was in charge of Nissan, he copied personal losses to the company because of a loss-making contract worth more than $ 16 million. At the moment, the police conduct searches in the house of a top manager.
Former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi car alliance, Carlos Ghosn, could be released on bail on 21 December. Earlier, the court rejected the request of the Japanese prosecutor’s office to extend the sentence of Carlos Gon in the previous case. The top manager also accuses me of concealing revenues in the amount of 5 billion yen (about 44 million dollars).
The first time Ghosn was detained on November 19th. The prosecutor’s office believes that a top manager declared only half of his income for 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. Also, the Tokyo Prosecutor’s Office has 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.