Japanese prosecutors investigating former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn, have confirmed that they are collaborating with Swiss prosecutors. Ghosn faces charges of financial misconduct and breach of trust.
According to Kyodo News, Tokyo prosecutors requested Swiss assistance in investigations on Jan. 14, and the request was forwarded to the Canton of Zurich’s prosecutors on March 8 following a summary probe.
Zurich prosecutors are believed to be checking bank accounts associated with Ghosn as Tokyo prosecutors are apparently following the flow of money disbursed by Nissan and Renault SA in Europe and the Middle East.
Ghosn has been accused of underreporting his remuneration and redirecting company funds. Since his arrest last November, investigations into Ghosn have spilled over to other countries, with French authorities searching the head office of Renault in connection with a probe into Ghosn’s lavish 2016 wedding party at the Palace of Versailles.
Carlos Ghosn has been free on bail since April and is now awaiting trial in Japan.