Ex-Nissan chief now in Beirut?

Ex-Nissan chief now in Beirut?

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Media speculations say Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Nissan Motor Company who was indicted of allegedly under-reporting his earnings and misuse of company assets is now landed in Beirut. It is learnt that the top CEO who was under house arrest in Japan jumped bail and fled the country and is said to have arrived Beirut via Turkey.

Some reports claim that he shifted more than 16 million dollars of his personal losses towards Nissan when he was in charge of the Japanese automaker. He was said to be under house arrest in Japan awaiting trial. The embarrassing news came on Tuesday revealed that that Ghosn has jumped bail and fled Japan and is said to have arrived in Beirut, via Turkey. Sources confirmed that he is currently incommunicado.

Ghosn saved the Nissan Motor Company from going under brought back the Datsun brand and played a key role in creating the Renault Nissan Alliance was considered a pioneer and a celebrity in Japan. So much so, that the Japanese have comic books based on Carlos Ghosn.

Last year, Ghosn was arrested in Japan for his misconduct and was ousted by the Nissan Motor Company but Ghosn claimed that the accusations were false. Ghosn has now jumped bail in Japan was found in Beirut, escaping Japan months before his trial and he stated that he fled a ‘rigged Japanese justice system’.

Ghosn released a brief statement saying 'I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied,'

He added, 'I have not fled justice - I have escaped injustice and political persecution. I can now finally communicate freely with the media, and look forward to starting next week.'

Ghosn was released from prison in March 2019 on a 9 million dollar bail, one of the highest bail paid in Japan. Ghosn was awaiting trial and was under house arrest with close monitoring on his movements and communication to prevent him from fleeing or tampering evidence. It is currently unclear how Ghosn was able to flee from Japan.