Several Lebanese lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Former Nissan Chairman Ghosn, who visited Israel while serving as chairman of Renault and Nissan, Japan, the u.S. Chinese reported. However, according to the law, Lebanese citizens are not allowed to visit Israel. Lebanese officials say Mr. Gohn could face up to 15 years in prison in Lebanon if convicted.
Lawyers who filed the lawsuit reportedly said they had no political motivation other than to uphold justice. “Gohn has done business with Israel, and now we want to welcome him back to Lebanon, which is outrageous,” said Abbas, one of the lawyers. “
“If Mr. Gohn thinks he can really be protected here , it’s not going to happen , because under Lebanese law he visited Israel , which is an ‘enemy’ of Lebanon , ” said Mr. Obeid, a Lebanese political analyst. “
Mr Obeid said speculation that Mr Ghosn might be seen as a hero in Lebanon was false. “First, Mr. Ghosn has a problem of corruption; So how can he be a hero in Lebanon? “
On January 3rd MNG Jet, a Turkish private jet operator, said an employee of the company was suspected of helping Mr Ghosn flee Japan for Lebanon. In a statement, MNG Jet said two of its aircraft were “illegally” used to transport Mr. Ghosn without the company’s management’s knowledge.
The company said it had initiated criminal proceedings. On 2 January, Turkish police arrested seven suspects, including four pilots, and Turkish authorities began investigating Mr. Ghosn’s absconding from Japan to Lebanon via Turkey.
In its statement, MNG Jet said it had leased two jets to two different customers, one from Dubai to Osaka, then from Osaka to Istanbul and the other from Istanbul to Beirut. There does not appear to be any link between the two charter agreements.
“Ghosn’s name does not appear in the official documents of any flight,” the statement said. An employee under investigation by the Turkish authorities admitted that he had falsified the records. “The employee has confirmed that this assistance to Mr Ghosn’s absconding was a personal act and that he was not authorized by MNG Jet management,” the company said. The company was not aware of this. “
According to Reuters, a witness said the pilot and other detainees, including two airport ground staff and a cargo worker, were reported. A statement has been made to the police and he was taken to court on The 3rd.
On January 2, Interpol issued a red warrant to the Lebanese authorities for former Nissan Motor Chairman Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan on November 19, 2018 on suspicion of tax evasion and embezzlement. But with no extradition clause signed between Japan and Lebanon, it is unclear whether Mr. Ghosn will be extradited to Japan to stand trial.
The Wall Street Journal previously reported that There was a team behind Ghosn’s “Great Abscond of the Century.” The team first took Ghosn from his home to a private plane bound for Istanbul. Ghosn then flew from Istanbul to Beirut.