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Former Nissan Head Flees Japan to Lebanon to Escape Trial on Financial Crimes

HeadlineDec 31, 2019

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has fled to Lebanon from Japan, where he faced charges of financial wrongdoing and was expected to stand trial in 2020. In a statement, Ghosn said, “I have not fled justice — I have escaped injustice and political persecution.” It is unclear how the former executive was able to leave the country after being forced to surrender his passports. Ghosn has Lebanese citizenship, and Lebanon does not have an extradition pact with Japan.

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