Japan minister going to Lebanon to make case for Ghosn’s return

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 Japan’s deputy justice minister is flying to Lebanon this weekend in an attempt to make the case that fugitive former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan. Hiroyuki Yoshiie will depart from Tokyo on Saturday and meet with Lebanese Justice Minister Marie Claude Najm on Monday, Japan’s justice ministry stated. The former leader […]

Renault to seek damages depending on Ghosn probe

Carlos Ghosn in Norway

Renault stated on Monday it had submitted a civil-party petition after French prosecutors last week started an official investigation into alleged misuse of funds at the French automaker. “Renault (…) will continue to fully cooperate with the judicial authorities”, the company stated in a short statement, adding it reserved the right for seeking “damages based […]

Arrest warrants issued by Japan for ex-U.S. soldier and others for Ghosn escape

Carlos Ghosn in Norway

Japanese officials on Thursday released arrest warrants for a former U.S. special forces soldier and two other individuals on suspicion of helping former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan to Lebanon. Warrants were issued for former U.S. Green Beret Michael Taylor and two individuals named George-Antoine Zayek and Peter Taylor, prosecutors stated. A […]

French investigators probe palace party related to Ghosn prosecution

Carlos Ghosn in Norway

French prosecutors are probing a party which former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn threw for his wife at the sumptuous Versailles palace will in the next few weeks ask judges to examine the case, bringing a prosecution a step closer. Prosecutors have been checking whether Ghosn – currently in Lebanon after he fled from Japan on […]

French anti-corruption agency carries out checks on Renault

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Renault on Wednesday stated France’s anti-corruption agency was conducting checks at the company, though a source at the automaker, which was rocked by the arrest of former executive Carlos Ghosn, stated the inspection was a routine matter. French magazine Challenges was first to report the inspection though the report lacked further details. There was no […]

Carlos Ghosn’s Japanese lawyers quit after he fled to Lebanon

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Japanese attorneys representing Carlos Ghosn, including lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, nicknamed ‘Razor’, quit on Thursday after the former Nissan chief’s flight to Lebanon from Japan, where he had been facing financial misconduct charges which he has denied. In an emailed statement, Hironaka stated everyone associated with the case at his practice had resigned, according to […]

Renault, Nissan confirms alliance not headed for break-up

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Shares in Renault made recovery of some lost ground on Tuesday following the confirmation made by French automaker and its Japanese partner Nissan Motor, that they reject the media reports regarding their alliance being in danger of dissolution. Increasing concerns about the state of the 20-year old French-Japanese alliance, forged by former chairman Carlos Ghosn, […]

Japan seeks Interpol wanted notice for the wife of Carlos Ghosn

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Japanese authorities have asked the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) for an Interpol wanted notice for the wife of former Nissan Motor chairman Carole Ghosn, local media reported on Saturday. If the notice is released for his wife, Carole, the couple’s travel chances outside of Lebanon may be restricted, Mainichi newspaper noted. Interpol has already […]