New accusations against Carlos Ghosn


Prosecutors in Tokyo are likely to accuse former Nissan president Carlos Ghosn in addition to violating financial legislation, he may also be accused of abuse in an aggravated manner, NHK NHK reported on Friday, Kyodo and Reuters, quoted by Agerpres .

The charges would be made on Monday when the current detention period expires, NHK says.

On April 4, the former Nisan chief was arrested for the fourth time in his apartment in the Japanese capital, accused of trying to enrich at the company's expense. Japanese prosecutors claim that Ghosn would have caused $ 5 million damages to Nissan in the period from 2017 to 2018, violating his legal obligations in order to obtain material benefits in person.

Kyodo news agency reported that it was the damage caused by transferring the company's funds to a Ghosn-owned bank account through a reseller in Oman.

"My arrest is immoral and arbitrary, and it is part of another attempt by Nissan personnel to silence me by adulterating prosecutors. I am innocent of all unjustified charges against me," Ghosn said in a statement.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected the appeal of the former Nissan president's lawyers regarding the court's decision to extend the detention period until April 22.

Under Japanese law, Ghosn can be held for 22 days without being informed of his allegations and being interrogated without being his lawyer.

Renault and Nissan have had a partnership since 1999, where Renault holds 44.3% of Nissan shares, while Nissan controls a 15% stake in Renault, but does not have the right to vote for the French group. The Renault-Nissan Alliance, expanded in 2016 by including Mitsubishi, became the world's largest assembler last year with 10.6 million units more than Volkswagen and Toyota.

Currently, the alliance registers ten automotive brands (including Dacia, Lada, Samsung Motors, Alpine, Infiniti, Datsun, etc.) with 470,000 employees and 122 factories on all continents.


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