The Carlos Ghosn investigation widens, as Japanese prosecutors collaborate with the Swiss
July 31, 2019

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.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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