According to Gohar, an ominous prediction for Nissan was made even before Ghonne fled to Lebanon. In an interview with a lawyer, he said that in its current design the company can last a maximum of two to three years, after which it will face bankruptcy. At the same time, Gon did not give any arguments for his prophecy. The press service of the company declined to comment on the statement of the former leader. Moreover, even before summing up the results of the current financial year, the company has already announced the liquidation of 12.5 thousand jobs around the world. The reason for this was a drop in sales in China and Europe and, as a result, lost profits.
In early January, a press conference was held in Beirut, at which Carlos Ghosn said that the case against him was falsified and he was forced to flee, because he could not count on a fair and speedy trial. In the latest charge, Japanese prosecutors accused him of damaging Nissan and using the company’s funds for personal purposes. The ex-head of the alliance insists that he is a victim of a conspiracy, because he worked on the merger of Nissan and Renault, which some members of the leadership of the Japanese company opposed.
“Nissan wanted to reduce its influence from Renault, and the Japanese side decided that the only way to do this was to get rid of me,” Ghosn told reporters.
In total, Gon spent almost 130 days in a Tokyo prison and was due to face trial on charges of financial fraud, but at the end of December last year he escaped from house arrest and allegedly flew to Beirut, hiding in a box for musical instruments.