Ex Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is arrested in Japan

Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested in Japan on new charges, less than a month after he was released on bail for financial misconduct allegations.  

Ghosn, 65, was taken into custody Thursday and is being held at the Tokyo Detention Center, after Tokyo District Court approved the further arrest. 

The detention request was approved by the Tokyo District Court, the court said in a statement. 

Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested in Japan on new charges, less than a month after he was released on bail for financial misconduct allegations. Ghosn, 65, was taken into custody Thursday and is being held at the Tokyo Detention Center

Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested in Japan on new charges, less than a month after he was released on bail for financial misconduct allegations. Ghosn, 65, was taken into custody Thursday and is being held at the Tokyo Detention Center

Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested in Japan on new charges, less than a month after he was released on bail for financial misconduct allegations. Ghosn, 65, was taken into custody Thursday and is being held at the Tokyo Detention Center

The former Nissan chief was arrested November 19 and released March 6 on a near $9 million bail.

The latest arrest is on suspicion that $5 million sent by a Nissan subsidiary, meant for an Oman dealership, was diverted to a company effectively controlled by Ghosn.

His arrest means Ghosn won’t be released in time for the April 11 news conference he had promised to hold ‘to tell the truth about what’s happening.’

Ghosn’s lawyer Junichiro Hironaka told reporters arresting his client again was unfair when Ghosn had cleared the bail conditions.

Prosecutors had earlier tried to block the release, saying he may be a flight risk and he may destroy or tamper with evidence. They demanded the latest detention, arguing that he may tamper with evidence related to the fresh allegations.

The earlier allegations, on which Ghosn has been charged, involve under-stating his compensation in financial documents, having Nissan shoulder investment losses and making payments to a Saudi businessman.

The former Nissan chief was arrested November 19 and released March 6 on a near $9 million bail. The latest arrest is on suspicion that $5 million sent by a Nissan subsidiary, meant for an Oman dealership, was diverted to a company effectively controlled by Ghosn

The former Nissan chief was arrested November 19 and released March 6 on a near $9 million bail. The latest arrest is on suspicion that $5 million sent by a Nissan subsidiary, meant for an Oman dealership, was diverted to a company effectively controlled by Ghosn

The former Nissan chief was arrested November 19 and released March 6 on a near $9 million bail. The latest arrest is on suspicion that $5 million sent by a Nissan subsidiary, meant for an Oman dealership, was diverted to a company effectively controlled by Ghosn

Ghosn says the compensation was never decided or paid, the investment losses were never suffered and the payments were for legitimate services.

Ghosn’s case and the extended detention without a conviction are drawing scrutiny to Japan’s criminal justice system.

Legal experts say Ghosn’s release on bail came quickly, and many defendants endure months, in extreme cases more than a year, incarcerated while they await trial.

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