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Carlos Ghosn evokes a technical obstacle to his hearing by the French justice

The ex-boss of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, accused of embezzlement, had been arrested in Japan in 2018. The end of 2019, he had joined the Lebanon via Turkey.

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Carlos Ghosn evokes a technical obstacle to his hearing by the French justice

The ex-boss of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, accused of embezzlement, had been arrested in Japan in 2018. The end of 2019, he had joined the Lebanon via Turkey.

A "technical obstacle". These are the terms used this in an interview on Monday in Paris by the former boss of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, to evoke a brake to his hearing by the French justice. Accused of embezzlement, Carlos Ghosn had been arrested in Japan in November 2018. And the end of 2019, he had joined the Lebanon via Turkey, during an operation of extraction. According to Le Parisien, it was to be heard on July 13 by a judge of instruction at Nanterre.

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"My lawyers talked with the judge of instruction of the conditions of this hearing for weeks. There is a technical barrier. My passport is in the hands of the attorney-general in Lebanon, because Japan has issued an international arrest warrant about me. I also wish to have the certainty that my safety is assured and that one gives me a freedom of movement," explained Carlos Ghosn, noting that to get to France he must "pass through other countries".

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"Nobody can assure me that the trip will be without interruption, without accident. The judge could for example make me question in Beirut where I am ready to answer all his questions," assured the former magnate of the automobile which was under judicial control when he was exfiltré in Lebanon. He was on bail, with a prohibition to leave Japan, when it was exfiltré of the archipelago during an escape spectacular the evening of 29 December. Once in Lebanon, he landed in victim of a "set-up" and assured that they have not had "other choice" but to flee justice "biased".

"The microcosm only saw me as part of his own"

at the Beginning of July, a court in Istanbul has begun to try seven Turkish nationals accused of having helped Carlos Ghosn in his flight. According to the indictment, the ex-boss of Renault-Nissan was hidden during the trip in a large box for musical instrument in which holes had been drilled to allow the fugitive to breathe.

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when Asked by Le Parisien on what he expected of France, Carlos Ghosn has said he was "not naive...". "I have not done the ENA, I don't have the connections the usual French management, I do not belong to the establishment. The microcosm only saw me not just as part of his own", he detailed. Recently, Carlos Ghosn had ruled that France had "dropped out".

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Asked by elsewhere on its balance sheet challenged at the head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, he replied that he was "proud". "I would like that one explained to me, if I was bad, why they renewed my contract in June 2018, is only a few months before my arrest in Japan ?" He continued : "the Board of directors, comprising two representatives of the State, I was asked as a whole to stay four more years. They knew everything about me : my strategy, my management, my personality. This makes the entire 17 years that I have been the head of Nissan, thirteen years of Renault, three years at Mitsubishi. If I had been a 'crazy volume' (of production), we would have insight into, right ?"

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