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Ghosn Accuses Nissan Executives of 'Backstabbing' Plot


7Dnews London - AFP

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:29 GMT

Former Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn has accused Nissan executives of “backstabbing” him and forming a “conspiracy” against him, in a video released by his lawyers on Tuesday, April 8th.

AFP reported that the video was recorded right after Ghosn was arrested for the fourth time by Japanese police on new allegations. He was on bail while he was facing three charges of financial misconduct including charges on tax evasions.

"This is about a plot, this is about conspiracy, this is about backstabbing," he said in the video.

A Tokyo court has extended his arrest until April 14th until prosecutors gather enough evidence to charge him on further charges.

In fresh allegations, prosecutors said Ghosn had been detained over transfers of Nissan funds, amounting to $15 million between late 2015 and the middle of 2018, to a dealership in Oman.

They suspect around $5 million of these funds were siphoned off for Ghosn's use, including for the purchase of a luxury yacht and financing personal investments.