Tokyo prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for two suspects suspected of helping former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Ghosn abscond from Japan, Singapore’s Union Morning Post reported. Tokyo prosecutors reportedly issued an arrest warrant for a former U.S. Special Forces soldier and another suspect who helped Ghosn abscond. The prosecution also issued a new arrest warrant for Ghosn on the grounds of illegal departure.
On November 19, 2018, Mr. Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., and his confidante, Mr. Kelly, were arrested on suspicion of underreporting income. The two men allegedly understated about 8 billion yen ($71 million) between 2010 and 2017. Ghosn was formally charged in January 2019 with financial fraud and abuse of power;
Ghosn, 65, of Lebanese descent, was born in Brazil and acquired 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.
On December 31, 2019, Mr. Ghosn confirmed that he was in Lebanon and said that “there will be no more manipulation of the Japanese judicial system.”
It is reported that Ghosn may be hiding in the cargo box, from Japan’s Kansai airport in a private jet out, and then through Istanbul to Lebanon. His luggage on a private jet was not X-rayed.