Lebanese prosecutor imposes a travel ban on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, judicial sources say, after he was summoned over an Interpol warrant issued by Japan seeking his arrest on financial misconduct charges.
Carlos Ghosn appeared defensive as he held a news conference in Beirut — his first appearance since fleeing Japan last month in a high-risk operation –– saying "I should never have been arrested in the first place."
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn revealed on Tuesday that he had fled to his childhood home of Lebanon.
Turkey's interior ministry says a number of suspects, including pilots, have been detained as part of the investigation launched into Carlos Ghosn fleeing Japan to Lebanon via Turkey.
It was not clear how Carlos Ghosn, who is of Lebanese origins, left Japan where he is under surveillance and is expected to face trial in April 2020 over charges of hiding income and financial misconduct.
Jun Seki, number three at Nissan, decided to quit just weeks after taking the job, the automaker says in a statement.
A Japanese newspaper reported that the National Tax Agency found ex-CEO of Nissan Carlos Ghosn used the company’s money for several years to pay consultant's fees to his sister for fictitious work and to make donations to a university in Lebanon.
Carlos Ghosn's lawyers have asked the Tokyo District Court to dismiss all charges against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman, saying prosecutors colluded with government officials and Nissan executives to oust him from his post.
US president said a deal with China was getting closer just a day after he railed against Chinese "abuses" at the UNGA summit. Trump also said Washington and Tokyo had taken a major step towards sealing a comprehensive new trade deal.
Nissan Motor Co and ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn settle charges without admitting or denying allegations but agree to refrain from future anti-fraud violations of the securities laws.
Hiroto Saikawa, the chief executive of scandal-plagued Nissan, acknowledged receiving inappropriate payments from the Japanese automaker but denied he ordered it or knew about it.
Nissan's net profit fell to a near-decade low in the last business year and it has already warned of "a difficult business environment" for the next 12 months.
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