Carlos Ghosn Arrested For The Fourth Time After Tweeting He’d “Tell The Truth”

Former Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has been arrested for the fourth time by authorities in Japan following a recent raid at his residence in Tokyo.

According to Auto News, national broadcaster NHK reported that Ghosn was arrested and charged with breach of trust by prosecutors. Ghosn has already been arrested on three previous charges but was released from prison on March 6 while awaiting trial on three indictments.

Prosecutors are said to have arrested Ghosn this time over a payment of $34.2 million made to an Oman sales representative, select funds of which may have been used to help pay for a yacht purchased by Ghosn.

Shortly after his arrest, Ghosn insisted he will not be broken.

“My arrest this morning is outrageous and arbitrary. It is part of another attempt by some individuals at Nissan to silence me by misleading the prosecutors. Why arrest me except to try to break me? I will not be broken,” he said.

Ghosn’s latest arrest came just hours after he announced on Twitter that he would hold a news conference on April 11 insisting that he was going to “tell the truth about what’s happening.”

“I was scheduled to present my story in a press conference next week; by arresting me again, the prosecutors have denied me that opportunity, for now, but I am determined that the truth will come out. I am confident that if tried fairly, I will be vindicated,” Ghosn has since said.

While prosecutors officially arrested and charged Ghosn, it remains to be seen if he will be detained. Prosecutors are reportedly considering a new case against Ghosn, focused specifically on the payments which Nissan made to the aforementioned business partner in Oman, Suhail Bahwan Automobiles.

Ghosn’s attorney Junichiro Hironaka said putting the businessman back into detention “would be a little too much.”

“I would have to question the validity of the prosecutors doing something like hostage justice again, as the court has already given him a release on bail, and this is not a separate case but related to the current case.”

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  • Six_Tymes

    they are trying to kill him, give him a heart-attack. poor guy, hes being railroaded. Big business has done it in the past to others, now him. Allow him the opportunity to speak. Those prosecutors are being paid off

    • Craig

      It certainly is puzzling. The fall guy? Who knows. But MAYBE.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        Yes. A lot of informed opinions on here.
        I’d love them to explain the evidence on both sides that they’ve obviously had sight of.

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  • alexxx

    Well Carlos…didn’t you learn that nobody wants to hear the truth!?

  • Charles Chin

    Nissan and the Japanese have too much to hide and everything to lose.

  • Benjamin B.

    The Japanese arresting Ghosn again just proves that the Japanese are racists and out to set foreigners up.

    • Mr. EP9

      Nope, not racist their legal system is just broken. Any legal system with a 99.7% conviction rate clearly has something wrong with it.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      How does it prove it?

  • Stealth333

    I never trusted his face.

    • Liam Paul

      I never trust nissan who has its employees write stuff

  • TB

    Wow…someone really doesn’t like this guy.

  • Mr. EP9

    I’ll just say again; Japanese legal system is broken.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Based on what facts?

  • Dennis Scipio

    He can’t catch a break from them.

  • Andrew Ngo

    Shame on you Japan!

  • Blinka Bot

    That’s just a shame

    C.G. have done so much good to both Renault and Nissan
    He literally brought both companies to power
    Nissan was on bad tracks before he came.

    he is stranded in japan. that’s his problem – not allowed to leave.

  • Shobin Drogan

    That’s messed up.

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