The escape of Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., continues to fester. According to the latest news, the “accomplices” who helped Mr. Ghosn successfully escape from Japan have surfaced. MNG Jet, a Turkish private jet operator, said in a statement Friday that Mr. Ghosn had illegally used two of the company’s planes to flee Japan, and that an employee of the company helped falsify rental records and erase Mr. Ghosn’s name from them, CNN reported.
The lease agreement, which “appears to be unrelated to each other,” showed that the company had leased two aircraft to two different customers, the statement said. One flies from Dubai to Osaka, then Istanbul, and the other from Istanbul to Beirut. But Ghosn’s name did not appear in the official documents for the two flights, and a company employee admitted to falsifying records.
The statement said the employee admitted to acting alone without management’s knowledge and that the company had initiated criminal proceedings over the incident.
The day before, Turkish police detained seven people, including four pilots, including MNG Jet employees who had forged Ghosn’s escape, CNN said.
Ghosn, 65, of Lebanese descent, was born in Brazil and is of French and Lebanese citizenship. Mr Ghosn faces four charges in Japan of misreporting huge revenues and transferring personal investment losses to Nissan. The Japanese court is scheduled to hear The Ghosn case in April 2020. Mr Ghosn had previously been released on bail but was not allowed to leave Japan. However, on December 31, 2019, Mr Ghosn issued a statement through a French company responsible for his own foreign affairs: “I am now in Lebanon. I am no longer a hostage to the biased Japanese justice system. “The news of its escape has attracted global attention for a while.
Earlier, several international media reported that Ghosn, with the help of others, left Japan under false names and forged documents. Lebanese TELEVISION’s MTV said Ghosn hid in the cargo box, from a local airport in Japan, transiting through the Turkish capital Ankara, and finally arrived in Beirut. The Lebanese side has received a “red notice” issued by Interpol against Mr Ghosn.
The report also said that More than three months after Ghosn’s escape plan was planned by his wife Carole, who fled on a private jet with Ghosn. However, Ghosn 2 through a lawyer issued a statement denying that the family involved in the escape plan. Ghosn’s lawyer recently revealed that Ghosn will hold a press conference in Beirut on the 8th. (Overseas Network Yao Kaihong)