The former Nissan-Renault boss, Carlos Ghosn, 65 old, had managed to ﬂee Japan, despite being subject to round-the-clock surveillance and having surrendered all three of his passports.
(He is a citizen of Brazil, France and Lebanon). He was charged with falsifying records about his personal pay in order to enrich himself and his own legal team. Ghosn is accused of using £14million of Nissan cash to buy homes in Paris, Beirut, Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam as well as a £2.7million penthouse apartment in Tokyo. His bail conditions barred him from exiting the country since 2018.
Image from inside of one of Ghosn properties
Carlos Ghosn ﬂed house arrest in Japan in a musical instrument case with the assistance of a Gregorian music band and a team of ex-special forces ofﬁcers. The band arrived at his home in Tokyo, where Ghosn has been held under house arrest and strict police surveillance. At the end of the performance, Ghosn slipped into one of the larger cases and was taken to a small local airport. After changing plane in Turkey he arrived on Monday to Lebanon. News of the escape came as surprise to the Japanese authorities. Ghosn said in a statement that he ﬂed to ‘escape injustice’ in Japan. ‘I have not ﬂed justice – I have escaped injustice and political persecution,’ said Ghosn. ‘He is in Lebanon in his house with his wife,’ a family friend told media.