- 6 Mar 2003
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Poor guy, He'll probably only have a few tens of millions left to his name.
Renault has thrown him under the bus. There is a steady leak of new allegations regarding financial impropriety. All bush-league stuff. Using company funds for personal enrichment of a petty sort (well, petty for a rich guy). It's stuff that will win him no friends, get him indicted, and he will probably get off with a multi-year suspended sentence and an ignominious deportation.
Innocent until proven guilty. But... it looks like he's toast.
So his wife split to the USA.
Not a wise thing to do. The US can seize her assets if illegally gained.
”I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant disregard of Japan’s legal obligations under international law and treaties it is bound to uphold,” Mr. Ghosn said in a statement released by his spokeswoman. “I have not fled justice — I have escaped injustice and political persecution,” the statement said. “I can now finally communicate freely with the media, and look forward to starting next week.”
Lawyer Junichiro Hironaka said Tuesday he was stunned that his client, Carlos Ghosn, had jumped bail and denied any involvement in or knowledge of the escape. He said his team of lawyers had all of Ghosn's three passports and was puzzled by how he could have left the country. The last time he spoke to Ghosn was on Christmas Day, and he has never been consulted about leaving for Lebanon, Hironaka told reporters outside his law office in Tokyo. He said the lawyers still need to decide on their next action, besides filing a required report to the judicial authorities. His office was closed for New Year's holidays in Japan. “Maybe he thought he won't get a fair trial,” Hironaka said, stressing he continues to believe Ghosn is innocent. “I can't blame him for thinking that way.” He called the circumstances of Ghosn's arrest, the seizure of evidence and the strict bail conditions unfair. Ghosn had posted 1.5 billion yen bail on two separate releases. Ghosn had been rearrested on additional charges after an earlier release. Earlier, Ricardo Karam, a television host and friend of Ghosn, told The Associated Press that Ghosn arrived in Lebanon on Monday morning. “He is home,” Karam told the AP in a message. “It’s a big adventure.” Karam declined to elaborate.