Japan: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn claims 'conspiracy' behind allegations

The legal defence team of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn published a video statement of their client, in Tokyo on Tuesday, in which he described the allegations against him of falsifying financial reports and breach of trust, as a «consipracy.» The video statement was recorded before Ghosn was re-arrested on April 4. «This is a conspiracy. This is not about specific events. This is not about... Еще — again — greed. This is not about dictatorship. This is about a plot. This is about conspiracy. This is about backstabbing. That's what we're talking about,» said Ghosn. Junichiro Hironaka, Ghosn's main lawyer, added that the original recorded statement included names of actual people whom the disgraced Nissan boss suspects participated in the 'conspiracy,' but were edited out. Ghosn was first arrested on November 19, 2018 and later charged with under-reporting of his earnings by 5 billion yen ($45 million/€40 million) over a five-year-period until 2016. He has denied the allegations. Since then, he has been re-arrested twice over the allegations that he had transferred personal investment losses of approximately 1.85 billion yen ($17 million/€14 million) to the company's books. He was released on March 6 on a one-billion-yen bail, before being re-arrested on April 4.

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