Apr 4, 2019

Carlos Ghosn arrested again: Former Nissan chairman faces new charges

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn denies any wrongdoing. Photo: Etienne Laurent/AFP/Getty Images

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested again on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust while out on bail in Tokyo Thursday morning local time, Japanese broadcaster NHK first reported.

My arrest this morning is outrageous and arbitrary. ... I will not be broken.

The big picture: Ghosn was the architect of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance — the largest carmaker in the world before his first arrest in November for alleged financial misconduct. He denies any wrongdoing and had two previous requests for bail rejected before being released on $8.9 million bail. NHK notes it is rare for prosecutors to arrest someone on bail.

Details: Ghosn alleged in his statement his latest arrest was "part of another attempt by some individuals at Nissan to silence me by misleading the prosecutors." He offered no evidence of this.

  • His re-arrest came after he tweeted Wednesday he was getting ready to tell the truth about what's going on and would hold an April 11 press conference.
  • Renault had on Wednesday stopped Ghosn's pension and accused him of "violations of the group's ethical principles."

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