The former president of Nissan Carlos Ghosn, investigated for corruption, escapes from Japan and comes as a surprise to Beirut

The former president of Nissan-Renault Carlos Ghosn , accused of financial malfeasance and waiting to be judged in April 2020, has escaped from Japan and has

The former president of Nissan Carlos Ghosn, investigated for corruption, escapes from Japan and comes as a surprise to Beirut

The former president of Nissan-Renault Carlos Ghosn , accused of financial malfeasance and waiting to be judged in April 2020, has escaped from Japan and has landed on Monday night in Beirut, capital of Lebanon. The information, undertaken by the agency France Presse, has been confirmed by him in a press release, in which he says that “will no longer be a victim of a justice system is rigged”.

there are No known details about how Ghosn, who is on probation under strict surveillance measures, has managed to evade police supervision. Lebanon, the country of origin of the entrepreneur, 65 years old, does not have a law of extradition of its citizens. The lebanese newspaper Al-Joumhouriya and the public broadcaster NHK japanese have reported that Ghosn landed in Beirut on a private plane from Turkey, although it is not yet known details of the route you followed to reach this country from west asia. Ricardo Karam, a well-known television presenter and personal friend of the protagonist, also confirmed this point, stating that “already home”. On Monday night, the family residence in the capital was protected by a group of security guards, and several lights inside were on. In Japan, the entrepreneur was facing a trial that could bring him a long sentence in the prisons of japan.

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Ghosn, who holds the French nationality, brazilian and lebanese, has had harsh words against the japanese system of justice: “The guilt is taken for granted, discrimination is rampant and the most basic human rights are denied [...] I have Not escaped from justice, I have escaped the injustice and political persecution”. The text adds that are directed to the press, “with the that finally I will be able to communicate freely”, the next week. The government of Japan, for its part, still have not made comments about it.

Carlos Ghosn became famous as the architect of the renewal of Nissan and its alliance with the French Renault in 1999. The entrepreneur was arrested for the first time on November 19, 2018, accused of tax fraud, for which he spent 108 days in pre-trial detention. He was accused of diverting company funds for personal purposes and hidden for years as part of your wages to tax avoidance. By means of this framework, the entrepreneur, the brazilian would have pocketed allegedly up to 9.200 billion yen, more than 70 million euros. “These are acts that cannot be tolerated,” he said then his successor, Hiroto Saikawa, who in September of this year resigned accused of similar charges, deepening the crisis of leadership of the automotive japanese.

Ghosn, who has always maintained his innocence and even a video surfaced in which he said that the accusations were part of a plot orchestrated by other executives of the Nissan, was on probation, though subject to a comprehensive surveillance. The past April 25, a court in Tokyo has imposed conditions as to the delivery of your passport, the prohibition to leave the country, the installation of surveillance cameras at the entrance of his residence and the regular delivery of the recordings to the authorities. Other restrictions prevented him from maintaining contact with his wife Carol, because of his alleged involvement in the case. Their movements in Tokyo, in order, were restricted: he had cameras outside his home and the only Internet access I had to do in the offices of their lawyers.

Despite the allegations against him, He has not ceased to be considered a national hero in Lebanon. The entrepreneur is a source of pride to their fellow countrymen, many of whom were precisely that to return to their country of origin to be involved in national policy. Ghosn was born in Brazil, where his paternal grandfather emigrated in search of fortune, but grew up in Beirut.

Date Of Update: 31 December 2019, 08:00
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