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Nissan's Ghosn Arrested Again in Financial Misconduct Case

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7Dnews London - AP

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 20:38 GMT

Tokyo prosecutors arrested Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, on Thursday April 4th, for a fourth time, on fresh allegations that cut short his brief time outside detention.

Early in the morning, Ghosn was taken from his apartment in Tokyo to the prosecutors' office and then sent to the Tokyo Detention Centre, the same facility where he spent more than three months following his arrest in November. He had been released on bail just a month earlier, AP reported.

It is unclear how long Ghosn may be detained under the latest arrest warrant, which involves what prosecutors said was a new alleged crime.

"My arrest this morning is outrageous and arbitrary," Ghosn said in a statement issued Thursday. "It is part of another attempt by some individuals at Nissan to silence me by misleading the prosecutors. Why arrest me except to try to break me? I will not be broken. I am innocent of the groundless charges and accusations against me."

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