The ex-head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, Carlos Ghosn, who had fled from house arrest in Japan the day before, set a date for the press conference. It will be held in Beirut on January 8, 2020. In addition, it became known how Gon, accused of financial crimes, managed to deceive the guards and fly to Lebanon.
The lawyer Carlos Gon said about the press conference, writes Reuters. The publication also indicates that officially the circumstances of the escape of the ex-head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubish alliance are still unknown, but the Lebanese MTV journalists have their own version of what happened. According to the channel, the employees of a private security company who acted as guest musicians helped to remove Gon from Japan.
Gon was hid in a case from a musical instrument and transported through Osaka International Airport in a private plane, first to Turkey and then to Lebanon. The BBC writes that Gon was not required to wear a GPS tracker, so his disappearance was not immediately noticed. Later, the wife of the former top manager Karol said that reuniting with her husband is “the best gift in her life”, but called the story with the musicians-guards an invention.
Carlos Gon was arrested in November 2018 when he flew to Tokyo. The top manager was charged with using the company’s assets for personal purposes and underestimating his premium in the report for the stock exchange. According to prosecutors, between 2010 and 2014, Ghon did not provide income information worth five billion yen ($ 44.4 million). He faces up to 10 years in prison, the court was due to render a decision in April 2020.
Until recently, Ghosn was under house arrest. He was forbidden to contact people except lawyers, and the house itself was under the built control of Japanese law enforcement.
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