Tokyo Prosecutor’s Office begins searches at Gon’s residence

Tokyo Prosecutor's Office begins searches at Gon's residence

Tokyo prosecutors organized searches at the home of former head of the Franco-Japanese automotive alliance Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn, Kyodo reported January 2.

Ghon was first arrested on November 19, 2018 on suspicion of violating Japanese financial law. According to investigators, he did not properly declare a remuneration of more than $ 80 million as chairman of the board of directors of Nissan in 2010-2018, and transferred his personal financial losses to the corporation. Gon is also suspected of appropriating about $ 3.25 million from the Renault Presidential Fund.

In April 2019, he was released from prison and sent under house arrest on bail of 500 million yen (approximately $ 4.6 million), but on December 31, he left the building in a case for musical instruments. According to journalists, mercenaries entered the house under the guise of festive musicians, who later carried Gon in one of the covers. At the same time, Japanese security officers did not suspect anything.

It is noted that Ghosn flew from Japan to Lebanon in a private plane from a provincial airport. How he managed to overcome control in the air harbor is not specified. At the same time, the Lebanese General Security Service confirmed that he crossed the Lebanese border legally at Beirut’s international airport.

Ghosn himself confirmed that he had left Japan for Lebanon and accused Japanese justice of injustice. Presumably, he could enter Lebanon under a false name. Japan and Lebanon do not have an extradition agreement.

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