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French police raid Renault HQ over Ghosn wedding probe

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:08 PM

A Renault spokesman confirms the search is under way and says the company is 'fully cooperating with the authorities'

RENAULT. A photo taken on November 19, 2018 shows the headquarters of the Renault car manufacturer in Boulogne Billancourt, outside Paris. File photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Nissan shareholders approve post-Ghosn governance overhaul

Jun 25, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa assures shareholders he will protect the independence of Nissan, part of a three-way alliance with Renault and Japan's Mitsubishi Motors

Wife of ex-Nissan boss Ghosn seeks Trump help

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:22 PM

'I'd like President Trump to speak to Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe about fair conditions, fair trial conditions, and to let me speak to my husband – and also to respect this presumption of innocence until proven guilty,' says Carole Ghosn

CARLOS AND CAROLE GHOSN. This picture taken on April 3, 2019 shows former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn (L) and his wife Carole (L) leave the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Renault vows 'fresh start' for alliance with Nissan

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:53 PM

'There can be no success for Renault without the success of the alliance,' says Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard

ALLIANCE. In this file photo taken on March 12, 2019 Nissan Motors president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa (R) looks at Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) during a press conference at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. File photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Renault to bring case against Ghosn over expenses

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Renault and Nissan discover 11 million euros ($12 million) of questionable expenses at their Dutch subsidiary RNBV, linked to Carlos Ghosn

CARLOS GHOSN. Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo on April 3, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Lawyer for Ghosn slams 'outrageous' rules on seeing wife

May 22, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The tough terms of his bail mean Carlos Ghosn needs court permission to visit his wife Carole, whom prosecutors believe has made contact with people involved in the case against the tycoon

TAKASHI TAKANO. Takashi Takano, one of the lawyers of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, talks during an interview with AFP at his office in Tokyo on May 21, 2019. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Ghosn wins bail in Japan but banned from seeing wife

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:21 PM

(UPDATED) Under the conditions of his bail, Carlos Ghosn must stay in Japan and must live in a court-appointed residence with cameras to monitor his movements amid fears he might try to destroy evidence

BAIL. In this file photo, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyers' offices after he was released earlier in the day from a detention center after posting bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Apr 22, 2019 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) Japanese authorities charge Carlos Ghosn with aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against him

CARLOS GHOSN. Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo on April 3, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/ AFP

Ghosn to be indicted on fresh charge – media

Apr 19, 2019 - 6:32 PM

According to sources, Tokyo prosecutors will indict the former auto tycoon on suspicion that he had used the money from Nissan for his personal investments into 30 companies

Japan Supreme Court rejects Ghosn appeal

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The court slapped down the appeal without explaining the ruling, according to media reports

APPEAL JUNKED. In this file photo, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyers' offices after he was released earlier in the day from a detention center after posting bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan court says Carlos Ghosn detention extended until April 22

Apr 12, 2019 - 3:46 PM

The 65-year-old will be held in custody at a detention center in Tokyo until April 22, whereupon authorities will either have to press formal charges, release him or re-arrest him if they feel he has other accusations to answer

CARLOS GHOSN. This screen grab from handout video released on April 9, 2019 by representatives of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn shows him speaking in a video message recorded on April 3 before his rearrest earlier this month in Tokyo. Handout photo by representatives for Carlos Ghosn/AFP

Carlos Ghosn's wife questioned in Tokyo

Apr 11, 2019 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) Carole Ghosn has increasingly emerged as a key figure in the case surrounding her tycoon husband, who is in detention facing multiple allegations of financial malpractice

CARLOS AND CAROLE GHOSN. This picture taken on April 3, 2019 shows former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn (L) and his wife Carole (L) leave the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Ghosn accuses Nissan executives of 'backstabbing' plot

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:38 PM

In the brief video, played by his lawyers at a press conference, Carlos Ghosn denounces a 'conspiracy' against him and says events had been 'twisted in a way to paint a personage of greed, a personage of dictatorship'

CARLOS GHOSN. This screen grab from handout video released on April 9, 2019 by representatives of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn shows Ghosn speaking in a video message recorded on April 3 before his rearrest earlier this month in Tokyo. Handout photo by Representatives for Carlos Ghosn/AFP

Nissan shareholders sack ex-chief Ghosn

Apr 08, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Nissan sacks Ghosn as chairman almost immediately after his initial arrest but an extraordinary meeting of shareholders is required to remove him from the board

CARLOS GHOSN. Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo on April 3, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Ghosn to name names as wife flees Tokyo

Apr 07, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The wife of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn says he will name 'the people responsible for what has happened to him'

This picture taken on April 3, 2019 shows former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn (2nd L) and his wife Carole (R) leave the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo. - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will remain in custody until at least April 14, a Japanese court ruled on April 5, 2019, as prosecutors quiz him over fresh allegations of financial misconduct. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japan court extends Ghosn detention until April 14

Apr 05, 2019 - 2:14 PM

A statement from the Tokyo District Court says it accepts a request from prosecutors to detain the 65-year-old auto tycoon for a further 10-day period that can subsequently be extended once more

Junichiro Hironaka (R) and Sho Kosasa (L), lawyers for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, attend a press conference in Tokyo on April 4, 2019. Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn was rearrested early on April 4 in Tokyo on fresh financial misconduct allegations, with the auto tycoon slamming his detention as "outrageous and arbitrary". CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn rearrested in Tokyo

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:56 AM

(UPDATED) Public broadcaster NHK and other media say prosecutors had entered Ghosn's temporary accommodation in central Tokyo early Thursday morning and that he left with them by car shortly afterwards

REARRESTED. Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo on April 3, 2019. Photo by  Kazuhiro NOGI/AFP

Ghosn tweets press conference as authorities 'mull fresh charge'

Apr 03, 2019 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) Japanese media report authorities are probing a possible aggravated breach of trust charge related to at least $32 million in Nissan funds transferred to a distributor in Oman

ANOTHER CASE. This file photo taken on September 15, 2017 shows then-Renault-Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn gesturing as he addresses a press conference in Paris. Photo by ERIC PIERMONT/AFP

Nissan urged to shake up governance after Ghosn arrest

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:18 PM

'I think it's a bold proposal to remove the chairman's position' which exists in many Japanese companies, says Sadayuki Sakakibara, co-chairman of the advisory committee

NISSAN. Seiichiro Nishioka (L) and Sadayuki Sakakibara (R), co-chairs for Nissan's special committee for improving governance, attend a Nissan Motor press conference in Yokohama on March 27, 2019. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi unveil new joint board post-Ghosn

Mar 12, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'We have decided to join our forces again, to enhance the strength of our collaboration,' says Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard

JOINT BOARD. Nissan Motors president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa (C), Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) and Mitsubishi Motors chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko (R) take their seats at the start of a press conference at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture on March 12, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Court bars Ghosn from attending Nissan board meeting

Mar 11, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Carlos Ghosn cannot be officially removed from his seat on the Nissan board without an extraordinary shareholders' meeting – expected to occur on April 8

BARRED FROM NISSAN MEETING. In this file photo taken on May 12, 2011, Carlos Ghosn speaks at a news conference to announce the company's fiscal year 2010 earnings in Yokohama. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Lawyer sorry for 'tainting' Ghosn's fame with workman disguise

Mar 08, 2019 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Lawyer Takashi Takano says the bizarre get-up was a bid to protect Carlos Ghosn's privacy and to help prevent media from tracking him to his home

WORKMAN'S CLOTHES. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House following his release on bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

'Tired' Ghosn recovers, as lawyers ready 'thorough' defense

Mar 07, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Top lawyer Junichiro Hironaka is light on details about Carlos Ghosn, who is freed on March 6 after more than 100 days in jail

CARLOS GHOSN. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyers' offices after he was released earlier in the day from a detention centre after posting bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Ghosn out on bail after more than 100 days

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn leaves the detention center in northern Tokyo flanked by guards, wearing a blue cap, a white medical face mask, and a work jacket with orange reflective stripes

ON BAIL. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House following his release on bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn wins bail in Japan

Mar 05, 2019 - 12:19 PM

(3rd UPDATE) An appeal by prosecutors against the decision to grant Carlos Ghosn bail is thrown out late Tuesday, March 5

CARLOS GHOSN. Men walk past a screen showing a news program featuring Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on November 20, 2018. File photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Ghosn family calls on United Nations to help release him – lawyer

Mar 05, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Carlos Ghosn faces 3 charges of financial misconduct, two involving alleged under-reporting of his salary and a third over a complex scheme in which he allegedly sought to transfer his losses to Nissan's books

CALLING FOR RELEASE. Lawyer of Carlos Ghosn's family, Francois Zimeray, speaks to media during a press point on March 4, 2019 in Paris. Photo by Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Ghosn lawyer hopes 'convincing' bail bid will secure release

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Carlos Ghosn's new lead defense lawyer, Junichiro Hironaka, says there is a 'realistic' chance of Ghosn eventually being found innocent of all charges

A NEW BAIL BID. Pedestrians look at a television screen showing a news program featuring former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on December 21, 2018. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn makes fresh bail request

Feb 28, 2019 - 6:27 PM

It is the first bail request filed by the 64-year-old since he shook up his legal team as he crafts his defense to 3 charges of financial misconduct

BAIL REQUEST. This file photo taken on September 15, 2017 shows then-Renault-Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn gesturing as he addresses a press conference in Paris. File photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Ghosn held $260,000 Rio party billed to Renault-Nissan, documents show

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

According to documents seen by AFP, Carlos Ghosn invited 8 couples to watch the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro in February 2018 from a beach-side luxury hotel

GHOSN. News of the party is the latest evidence of Carlos Ghosn's expensive lifestyle to emerge. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Ghosn case a chance to 'mend' Japan's justice system – lawyer

Feb 21, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Junichiro Hironaka, Carlos Ghosn's new lawyer, says: 'Since it's turning out to be an international issue, I think it's an opportunity to mend the system to global standards'

TOP-CALIBER. Junichiro Hironaka, new lawyer of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, speaks with the media outside his office building in Tokyo on February 13, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Renault ends Ghosn era with Nissan-induced profits plunge

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Renault's new chairman Jean-Dominique Senard is in Japan for talks with Nissan, hoping to smooth relations which grew strained under Carlos Ghosn's leadership

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2016, Renault-Nissan Alliance chief executive Carlos Ghosn poses for a portrait after an interview at the Web Summit at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon. - The case of auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn has gripped Japan and the business world since his stunning arrest in November 2018, and now he is finally getting his day in court. Ghosn will be able to make his first public statement at a brief hearing on January 8, 2019 after his lawyers used an obscure article of the Constitution to demand an explanation for his ongoing detention. (Photo by Patricia De Melo MOREIRA / AFP)

Renault blocks payouts to Ghosn as he shuffles legal team

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:45 AM

Detained former boss Carlos Ghosn will not be getting payouts worth 10 million euros

READY TO PAY. Ghosn's lawyer says the former Renault boss is ready to pay the Palace of Versailles for a wedding party held there in 2016. File photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Ghosn shakes up legal team from Japanese cell

Feb 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) In the latest twist to a saga that has gripped Japan and the business world since his stunning arrest in November, Carlos Ghosn confirms that he has hired a new lead counsel

MOTONARI OTSURU. In this file photo taken on January 8, 2019 chief lawyer for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, Motonari Otsuru, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP)

Nissan cuts forecast in first earnings since Ghosn arrest

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The Japanese car manufacturer downgrades its net profit forecast for the fiscal year from 500 billion yen to 410 billion yen

Nissan president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa speaks during the company's financial results press conference at its headquarters in Yokohama on February 12, 2019. (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP)

Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation – report

Feb 10, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Lawyers for French carmaker Renault say they have 'serious concerns about the methods used' by Nissan and its legal team

UNSATISFIED. This file photo shows a man walking in front of the logo of Japan's Nissan Motor Corporation at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Ex-Renault CEO Ghosn ready to pay Versailles wedding bill – lawyer

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Ghosn says he is ready to pay the fee, but was not aware that he owed it because he hasn't been billed

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2005 then-Nissan's chief executive Carlos Ghosn gestures during the Renault general assembly in Paris. - A Tokyo court on January 15, 2019 rejected a request for bail for ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who faces three charges of financial misconduct and has been detained since November. (Photo by Eric Feferberg / AFP)

Ghosn under scrutiny over 50,000-euro wedding bill

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The latest charges involve Carlos Ghosn's lavish second marriage at the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris in October 2016

GHOSN. This file photo taken on January 6, 2015 shows then president and CEO of Japan's auto company Nissan Carlos Ghosn during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Nissan taps new Renault boss to replace Ghosn on board

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The decision to turn over Carlos Ghosn's board seat to Jean-Dominique Senard must still be ratified by shareholders, and the company says it has set an April 8 date for an extraordinary shareholders' meeting

NEW LEADERS. French carmaker Renault's newly appointed board chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) delivers a speech next to new chief executive Thierry Bollore during a press conference at the headquarters of the French car manufacturer Renault in Boulogne Billancourt, near Paris on January 24, 2019. File photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Carlos Ghosn: Bail refusal 'would not be normal in any other democracy'

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:38 PM

'Why am I being punished before being found guilty?' Ghosn asks during his first interview with foreign media since his November 19 arrest

DETENTION. Pedestrians look at a television screen showing a news program featuring former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on December 21, 2018. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Renault plays safe with French successors to Ghosn

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Renault names Thierry Bollore and Jean-Dominique Senard to take over the CEO and chairman jobs

NEW LEADERS. French carmaker Renault's newly appointed board chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) delivers a speech next to new chief executive Thierry Bollore during a press conference at the headquarters of the French car manufacturer Renault in Boulogne Billancourt, near Paris on January 24, 2019. Photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Ghosn resigns as Renault boss, French group enters new era

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

A senior director from the firm 'received last night the letter of resignation from Carlos Ghosn,' says French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

Renault board to replace Ghosn on January 24

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Renault, part of a powerful alliance with Japanese carmakers Nissan and Mitsubishi, has officially declined to comment on Carlos Ghosn's replacement

GHOSN. In this file photo taken on November 8, 2016, Renault-Nissan Alliance chief executive Carlos Ghosn poses for a portrait after an interview at the Web Summit at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon. File photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailed

Jan 21, 2019 - 3:09 PM

(UPDATED) 'As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasize that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the Court concludes are warranted,' says Carlos Ghosn

DETENTION. Pedestrians look at a television screen showing a news program featuring former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on December 21, 2018. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

France pushes Japan to accept Renault-Nissan merger – reports

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:04 PM

The French government is the biggest shareholder in Renault with a stake of more than 15%, while Renault owns 43.4% of Japanese carmaker Nissan with voting rights

FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2016 Nissan Motors chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn answers a question during a joint press conference in Tokyo. Executives at Japanese car firm Mitsubishi Motors on November 26, 2018 decided to sack Carlos Ghosn as chairman as the once-revered tycoon faces allegations of financial misconduct that sparked his shock arrest. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP

Ghosn received 8M euro in 'improper' payments – Nissan

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:34 PM

'Nissan views the payments Ghosn received from [Nissan-Mitsubishi B.V.] to be the result of misconduct and will consider measures to recover from Ghosn the full sum,' the firm says in a statement

GHOSN. In this file photo taken on April 29, 2005 then-Nissan's chief executive Carlos Ghosn gestures during the Renault general assembly in Paris. File photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Ghosn appeals against Japan bail rejection

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:34 PM

If his appeal for bail is denied, Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan boss, is likely to be kept behind bars until a trial – which could take 6 months

APPEALS. In this file photo taken on January 6, 2015 then President and CEO of Japan's auto company Nissan Carlos Ghosn during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's bail request

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The decision means the 64-year-old auto tycoon is likely to stay in custody until his trial, which even his own defense lawyer admits could take 6 months to begin

In this file photo taken on April 29, 2005 then-Nissan's chief executive Carlos Ghosn gestures during the Renault general assembly in Paris. A Tokyo court on January 15, 2019 rejected a request for bail for ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who faces three charges of financial misconduct and has been detained since November. Eric Feferberg / AFP

Ghosn hit with more charges, release unlikely

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Lawyers for the former jet-setting executive immediately say they will file a bail application, but have acknowledged that he will probably be detained until a trial

NEW CHARGES. In this file photo taken on November 1, 2013, Japan's auto giant Nissan Motor president Carlos Ghosn announces the company's first half financial result ended September at the company's headquarters in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan court rejects Ghosn release bid

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Carlos Ghosn stands accused of underreporting his income in documents to investors, apparently in response to criticism that he earned too much

GHOSN. In this file photo taken on November 8, 2016, Renault-Nissan Alliance chief executive Carlos Ghosn poses for a portrait after an interview at the Web Summit at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon. File photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

'Unfairly detained': Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn protests innocence

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:01 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Entering the court handcuffed and with a rope around his waist, the once-revered titan of the auto industry mounts a passionate defense against a string of financial misconduct allegations

DETENTION. Pedestrians look at a television screen showing a news program featuring former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on December 21, 2018. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP