Breakingviews – Carlos Ghosn’s image rehab begins in wrong gear

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – Conspiracy theories, government plots, prison escapes, billions of dollars of shareholder value up in smoke. If Netflix commissions a yarn based on the life of Carlos Ghosn they won’t lack for salacious material, judging by the ex-Renault boss’s eyebrow-raising press conference on Wednesday. Still, declining to substantiate conspiracy claims about his downfall is a missed opportunity […]

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UPDATE 2-Turkey detains pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul

(Changes source, adds details) ISTANBUL, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Turkish police detained seven people, including four pilots, on Thursday in an investigation into how ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn transited through Istanbul en route to Lebanon after fleeing Japan, a police spokeswoman told Reuters. She said the other detainees were two airport ground workers and one cargo worker and all […]

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Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, center, arrives at Tokyo District Court for a pre-trial meeting in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2019. Ghosn, who is out on bail, has been charged with under-reporting his post-retirement compensation and breach of trust in diverting Nissan money and allegedly having it shoulder his personal investment losses., lawyer of (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP) Former […]

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Nissan ex-chair Ghosn says a 'conspiracy' led to his arrest

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, seen on a screen, speaks in a video during a press conference held by his lawyers in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan on financial misconduct charges, gets his say in a video shown by his legal team. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn maintained his innocence in […]

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Nissan shareholders sever last ties with ousted Ghosn

TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co shareholders ousted erstwhile boss Carlos Ghosn as a director on Monday, severing his last ties with the company he rescued from near-bankruptcy two decades ago and from which he is now accused of siphoning funds. Shareholders, who had gathered for an extraordinary meeting just days after prosecutors arrested Ghosn in Tokyo again, also voted […]

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Ex-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn arrested, again, by Japan

Carlos Ghosn case raising concerns over the Japanese legal system The Wall Street Journal Assistant Editorial Page Editor James Freeman, Republican Strategist Erin Elmore and FBN’s Dagen McDowell on the fallout from the legal challenges facing former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn in Japan. Japanese prosecutors arrested Carlos Ghosn again on Thursday on suspicion the former Nissan boss had tried to enrich himself […]

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