Before trial in Japan, former Nissan CEO jumps bail
BEIRUT — Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial misconduct, has arrived in Beirut, a close friend said Monday. He apparently jumped bail.
It was not clear how Ghosn, who is of Lebanese origins, left Japan where he was under surveillance and is expected to face trial in April 2020. Lebanon-based paper AlJoumhouriya said Ghosn arrived in Beirut from Turkey on a private jet.
Ricardo Karam, a TV host and friend of Ghosn who interviewed him several times, said: “He is home. It’s a big adventure.”
Ghosn, 65, has been on bail in Tokyo since April and is accused of hiding income and financial misconduct, charges he denies. He had been under strict bail conditions in Japan after spending more than 120 days in detention.