The former boss of the Renault-Nissan Alliance Carlos Ghosn has alluded to a "technical obstacle" to his hearing by the French justice, in an interview Monday in the daily Le Parisien. Accused of embezzlement, Carlos Ghosn had been arrested in Japan in November 2018. And the end of 2019, he had joined the Lebanon via Turkey, during an operation of extraction. According to Le Parisien, it was to be heard on July 13 by a judge of instruction at Nanterre.
" My lawyers talked with the judge of instruction of the conditions of this hearing for weeks. There is a technical barrier. My passport is in the hands of the attorney-general in Lebanon, because Japan has issued an international arrest warrant about me. I also wish to have the certainty that my safety is assured and that one gives me a freedom of movement, "explained Carlos Ghosn, stating that, to go to France, it must" pass through other countries ". "Nobody can assure me that the trip will be without interruption, without accident. The judge might, for example, make me wonder in Beirut where I am ready to answer all his questions, " assured the former magnate of the automobile which was under judicial control when he was exfiltré in Lebanon.
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Asked by Le Parisien on what he expected of France, Carlos Ghosn has said he was " not naive... ". "I have not done the ENA, I don't have the connections the usual French management, I do not belong to the establishment. The microcosm only saw me not just as part of his own ", he detailed. Interviewed by elsewhere on its balance sheet challenged at the head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, he replied that he was " proud ".
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" I would like that one explained to me, if I was bad, why they renewed my contract in June 2018, is only a few months before my arrest in Japan ? The board of directors, comprising two representatives of the State asked me in his entire stay there for four more years. They knew everything about me : my strategy, my management, my personality. This makes the entire 17 years that I have been the head of Nissan, 13-year-old Renault, 3 years at Mitsubishi. If I had been a crazy volumes [of production] in the past, we would preview, is it not ? " he observed.