Carlos Ghosn: Turkey costs seven over escape from Japan

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Carlos Ghosn: Turkey expenses seven over escape from Japan

  • eight Might 2020
Carlos and Carole Ghosn Picture copyright AFP/Getty Pictures
Picture caption Japan issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn's wife Carole

Prosecutors in Turkey have charged seven individuals in reference to ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan in December.

Four pilots, two other flight attendants, and an airline government are accused of serving to him flee to Lebanon by way of Istanbul.

The pilots and government are charged with "migrant smuggling" and the other crew with failing to report a criminal offense.

Mr Ghosn fled Japan after claims of monetary misconduct, which he denies.

The multi-millionaire former titan of the worldwide automotive business was arrested in November 2018 and spent months in jail and beneath house arrest.

He was monitored 24 hours a day and entry to the internet was restricted. But on 29 December he fled to Beirut.

Turkish police detained the suspects on 2 January. A government official stated on the time that Turkey was not notified about Mr Ghosn's arrival, nor his departure from the nation.

The Turkish airline company MNG Jet has stated that two of its aircraft had been used illegally, and it filed a legal grievance over the incident.

Full particulars of Mr Ghosn's sensational escape have never been absolutely defined. The businessman, who also ran Renault and Nissan as part of a three-way automotive alliance, insisted he might never get a fair hearing in Japan.

He referred to as the justice system in Japan "rigged" and stated he was a "hostage" within the country where he was left with a selection between dying there or operating.

Tokyo prosecutors also issued an arrest warrant for his wife, Carole.