Lebanon has received an interpolated arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co,’ a Lebanese judicial source said, Reuters reported Tuesday. Mr. Ghosn had previously fled from Japan to Lebanon. Ghosn, 65, of Lebanese descent, was born in Brazil and acquired French and Lebanese citizenship. Mr Ghosn’s wife, who lives in Lebanon, is believed to have entered the country over the weekend.
Mr Ghosn was released on bail but not allowed to leave Japan after facing four charges of missing out on large revenues and transferring personal investment losses to Nissan. The Japanese court is scheduled to hear The Ghosn case in April 2020.
Mr. Ghosn confirmed this week that he was in Lebanon. According to Ichiro Hirohito, a Japanese lawyer, one of his legal team members, Mr. Ghosn had previously placed his French, Brazilian and Lebanese passports in the custody of his legal team under bail regulations. The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported that Mr. Ghosn left Japan under false names and forged documents with the help of others. Lebanese MTV television reported that Ghosn hid in the cargo box, from a local airport in Japan, transit through the Turkish capital Ankara, and finally arrived in Beirut.