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Men accused of helping ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan arrested

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Thursday, 21 May, 2020, 16:15
Men accused of helping ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan arrested

The U.S. government arrested the two men accused of helped ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn escape Japan after he faced criminal charges in the country.Ghosn served as Nissan's chairman from 2001 to 2018. He allegedly "engaged in major financial wrongdoing, including conspiring with others to falsely state his compensation in Nissan's Annual Reports and shifting financial losses of his asset management company to Nissan," according to court documents. Ghosn made international headlines in January after he jumped bail and fled Japan to Lebanon, reportedly sneaking out of the country on a private jet in a box for audio equipment. Ghosn has said that he fled to escape "political persecution."