The Japanese Authorities Today Issued A New Arrest Warrant Against Carlos Ghosn
The Japanese authorities today issued a new arrest warrant against Carlos Ghosn. The question is whether Lebanon, to which the former Nissan chief executive has fled, will respond to this.
The fallen car magnate is suspected of financial malpractice when he was at the helm at Nissan and Renault.
The prosecutors of the Asian country have also issued arrest warrants for three others who allegedly helped Ghosn flee Japan. There is a former member of the green berets, an elite team within the US Army.
How he was able to escape, the Asian country is causing a great deal of commotion in Japan. An arrest warrant had also been dispensed against his wife, and the authorities believe that she helped him to cover up his crimes.
Ghosn was under house arrest awaiting trial but managed to flee Japan at the end of December. Ghosn has been staying in Lebanon since his escape. Lebanon has already received a request from the international investigation service Interpol to arrest Ghosn, who has, among other things, the Lebanese nationality.
Lebanon and Japan are discussing whether Ghosn will be sent back to Japan or whether he should be on trial in Lebanon, Reuters reported last week. The two countries have no extradition treaty, and Lebanon does not normally extradite residents.
Ghosn’s legal team hopes that he may stand trial in Lebanon, where he has deep ties and hopes to clear his name.
Ghosn said he left Japan because he had no chance there to defend himself properly against the charges. Ghosn has always maintained that he is innocent. According to the fallen car magnate, there is a conspiracy against him.