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Mon Dec 30, 2019, 08:29 PM Dec 2019

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn, facing Japan trial, arrives in Beirut

Source: AP

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial misconduct, has arrived in Beirut, a close friend said Monday. He apparently jumped bail.

It was not clear how Ghosn, who is of Lebanese origins and holds French and Lebanese passports, left Japan where he was under surveillance and is expected to face trial in April 2020.

Ricardo Karam, a television host and friend of Ghosn who interviewed him several times, told The Associated Press Ghosn arrived in Lebanon Monday morning..

“He is home,” Karam told the AP in a message. “It’s a big adventure.”

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/former-nissan-chief-carlos-ghosn-215755928.html

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Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn, facing Japan trial, arrives in Beirut (Original Post) Zorro Dec 2019 OP
Hate to be his lawyer right now rpannier Dec 2019 #1
l'm wondering if US judges might set bail too low for rich bastards. rickyhall Dec 2019 #2
I wish Trump would flee the country. nt SunSeeker Dec 2019 #3
Ghosn escaped Japan 'hiding in a musical instrument case' muriel_volestrangler Dec 2019 #4


(24,394 posts)
1. Hate to be his lawyer right now
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 09:08 PM
Dec 2019

Everyone that has talked about it that I know (in Kanagawa) has said they think his lawyer and his wife helped him
If this is a larger belief in Japan, the police will pull him in for questioning. The guy could lose his license which would be a shame (unless he really did help him) because he's an excellent defense attorney


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2. l'm wondering if US judges might set bail too low for rich bastards.
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 10:03 PM
Dec 2019

A million dollar bail isn't much use with billionaires. When the IMPOTUS leaves & gets arrested he can always post bail & disappear w/Rudy to Moscow & live/die free.


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4. Ghosn escaped Japan 'hiding in a musical instrument case'
Tue Dec 31, 2019, 03:03 PM
Dec 2019
Carlos Ghosn reportedly fled house arrest in Japan in a musical instrument case, in an audacious Hollywood movie-style escape masterminded by his wife with the assistance of a Gregorian music band and a team of ex-special forces officers.

The escape began when the band arrived at his home in Tokyo, where Ghosn has been held under house arrest and strict police surveillance, according to Lebanese TV news channel MTV. At the end of the performance, as the musicians packed up their instruments, Ghosn – whose height is stated at 1.7m, or just under 5ft 6in, in his Wikipedia entry – apparently slipped into one of the larger cases and was taken to a small local airport.

A private plane was waiting to whisk the former corporate titan to Istanbul, Turkey. From there he appears to have boarded a Bombardier Challenger private jet for a flight to Lebanon, where he arrived before dawn on Monday. The flight path recorded by plane tracking site FlightRadar shows the jet disappear at 4.16am, just as it approached Beirut-Rafic Hariri international airport.
Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Ghosn’s lawyer Junichiro Hironaka said he was “surprised and baffled” to learn of the escape from a TV news bulletin. Hironaka told reporters he still had all three of his client’s passports in his possession, and there was immediate speculation that Ghosn travelled on a fresh French or Lebanese passport.

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