Jan 17, 2020

Carlos Ghosn's lawyers hit back at Nissan fraud claims

Lawyers acting for ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn have hit back after the car giant accused him of misusing the firm's money for events abroad. Nissan said its joint venture with Renault spent €3.9m on Mr Ghosn's personal expenses. Mr Ghosn's defence team said Nissan never interviewed him or his aide Greg Kelly, who also faces criminal charges. The lawyers said Nissan's investigation was biased and designed to publicly smear him. Mr Ghosn fled from Japan to Lebanon on 29 December to escape charges of financial misconduct. "This report confirms that Nissan's investigation was biased, lacked integrity and independence and was designed and executed for the predetermined purpose of taking out Carlos Ghosn," the defence team said.

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