Carlos Ghosn has been smuggled out of Japan and flown to Lebanon in a private jet.
Ghosn’s attorney said he ignorant about his client’s escape until he learned about it on the news, and it’s likely Ghosn entered Lebanon through a different name.
Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn, the fugitive has entered the country Lebanon on Monday.
The authorities announced on Tuesday that Ghosn had entered the capital Beirut legally and there is no need to take legal measures. He was greeted in Lebanon, where he grew up, with banners of support . Media reports
A Lebanese security official told NHK that a person who appears to be Ghosn arrived in Beirut by private jet via Turkey.
The official said the passenger list did not include Ghosn’s name but a French passport with his name was presented at immigration.
Lebanon’s foreign ministry said in a statement that it has no knowledge of the circumstances of Ghosn’s departure from Japan and subsequent arrival in Lebanon. The country does not have an extradition treaty with Japan. It is uncertain whether Lebanon will cooperate if Japan asks for his extradition. On Tuesday, Ghosn issued a statement saying he is in Lebanon.
Ghosn was released on bail in April on a set of conditions that included a ban on overseas travel. He has been indicted on charges of understating his compensation in Nissan’s securities reports. He is also accused of aggravated breach of trust over the suspected misappropriation of company funds.
Ghosn was born in Brazil. He was raised in Lebanon and went to university in France. He is a citizen of France, Brazil and Lebanon.
French newspaper Le Monde quoted sources as saying Ghosn’s wife is likely to have worked with her brothers, who have good ties with Turkey.
Ghosn has been indicted on charges of understating his compensation in Nissan’s securities reports.
He was released on bail in April on a set of conditions that included a ban on overseas travel.