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News Former Exec Ghosn Files $1B Lawsuit Against Nissan

Former Exec Ghosn Files $1B Lawsuit Against Nissan

  • Ghosn fled Japan after facing charges

  • Exec was head of Nissan, Renault for decades

Former auto exec Carlos Ghosn has just filed a lawsuit against Nissan about his imprisonment in Japan. He’s asking for one billion dollars over what he is calling a spread of misinformation.

The lawsuit was filed last month (via Associated Press) in Beiruit, where Ghosn has been living since his escape from Japan. Ghosn was arrested in Japan in 2018, charged with breach of trust, misusing company assets for personal gains, and other financial crimes.

Ghosn, who was the head of Nissan and Renault for two decades, has repeatedly said he was innocent. To escape the court system in Japan, Ghosn fled the country by hiding in a box that was then loaded on a private jet. Three Americans were charged in Japan for helping with the escape and Ghosn claimed he fled to avoid “injustice and political persecution.”

In the suit, Ghosn accuses Nissan and the individuals of defamation and of “fabricating charges” against him, which is what lead to his arrest in Japan, said the AP.

The former exec is also facing charges of tax evasion and money laundering in France. Ghosn has citizenship in Lebanon, France, and Brazil, and remains in Lebanon. This lawsuit has a hearing date set for September.


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