Ex-Renault-Nissan Head Ghosn to Be Questioned by French Investigators in Lebanon, Report Claims

Carlos Ghosn, 66, also called “Mr. Fix It”, used to be the chief govt of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, however a couple of years in the past he grew to become a fugitive, as he fled to Lebanon to escape prosecution over alleged monetary misconduct in Japan and France. Investigators have been making an attempt to get to him ever since.

A bunch of French investigators will come to Lebanon’s capital in January to interrogate former Renault-Nissan high govt Carlos Ghosn, working in cooperation with their Lebanese colleagues, Fox News reported Saturday, citing a Lebanese justice ministry official.

According to the report, a selected date for the interrogation has not been given, nor have any particulars been revealed concerning the knowledge investigators shall be searching for from the previous CEO.  

Ghosn, who holds three citizenships – Lebanese, Brazilian and French – fled to Beirut in December 2019, escaping from persecution in Japan over his alleged suspicious monetary actions and misuse of Nissan firm property.

The businessman is going through plenty of authorized prices in France, together with tax evasion and alleged cash laundering, fraud and misuse of firm property throughout his time as CEO of the French a part of the Renault-Nissan alliance.

There seem to be not less than two investigations involving Ghosn which were opened in France, specializing in suspicious transactions between Renault and a distributor in Oman, and for allegedly misusing firm funds to host a celebration in Versailles.

The French investigation goals to decide who’s responsible of a string of purported monetary violations between 2009 and 2020.

Last yr, Renault stated upon conducting an inner audit with Nissan that it discovered 11 million euros in questionable bills at its holding firm allegedly linked to Ghosn, together with for air journey, private spending and donations to nonprofit organizations.

The former chief govt, who had headed the Japanese automaker for twenty years, was arrested by Japanese authorities in November 2018 and charged with a variety of economic offenses, together with underreporting of revenue by hundreds of thousands of {dollars}, misappropriation, and misrepresenting firm investments. Ghosn has dismissed all accusations towards him.

The fugitive high supervisor is reportedly not anticipated to be extradited from Lebanon, but when it occurs and he will get convicted, he faces a most jail sentence of 15 years in Japan.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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