Carlos Ghosn Charged For The Fourth Time By Japanese Prosecutors

Japanese prosecutors indicted Carlos Ghosn with a new charge of breach of trust the day his latest detention period was set to expire. Ghosn’s lawyers immediately responded with a bail request.

The latest charge alleges the former Nissan and Renault boss mishandled around $5 million from the Japanese car maker for personal use and follows his arrest on April 4.

“We are confident that we have the evidence to successfully prosecute all four cases,” an official from the prosecutor’s office said to Reuters.

According to the latest charge, Nissan sent two separate payments of $5 million to the account of an overseas dealership, with the same amount subsequently transferred from the dealership’s account to another in which Ghosn had an interest.

The former CEO has denied all charges, claiming he’s the victim of a coup from Nissan and accusing former colleagues of “backstabbing”. He also claimed that these colleagues acted as selfish rivals aiming to derail a closer alliance with Renault.

“Carlos Ghosn is innocent of the latest charges brought against him by the Tokyo prosecutors, aided and abetted by certain Nissan conspirators,” a Ghosn representative said in a statement.

Nissan is reportedly going to reject a management integration proposal from Renault and will instead propose an equal capital relationship, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, which cited inside sources.

  • Charles Chin

    Nissan must be damn desprate now to hide everything.

  • I was on Carlos’ side in the beginning, however it seems he was involved in a lot of self-dealing and shady financial practices. Honestly, I wish America treated its corrupt Corporate CEOs this way, because they would think twice before they do most of the nonsense they get away with.

  • Liam Paul

    wow this is reason enough for americans to never consider traveling to japan. It’s plan as day what is going on here. This would never fly in a country with human right laws. I think the families of Ghosen and that other guy Greg need to consider other avenues to free these two from this situation

  • blunt-o

    Carlos Ghosn was raised in Brazil and Lebanon which are culturally corrupt to the bone , and studied and started working in France which on the other hand is institutionally corrupt to the bone, not to mention the royal airs and behavior of the corrupt and thieving political and economic elites.

    Carlos is a product of the environments he grew up in.

  • Mr. EP9

    Broken, unjust legal system.

  • ErnieB

    Made for tv drama for sure! Maybe I missed it, but any hot female escorts involved?

  • Six_Tymes

    Japanese prosecutors are idiots, nothing more to say really, other than the executives that are charging him are idiots also.

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