An arrest warrant was just issued, but he is on the run. An international person-of-interest, who was scheduled to go on trial in April, fled from Japan to a country thousands of miles away.
“Interpol issued a wanted notice Thursday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who jumped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon,” reported CNBC this week.
Ghosn, who is facing “financial misconduct charges,” coordinated an escape “that has baffled and embarrassed authorities.” The details feel like they were ripped from a Hollywood movie.
Somehow, Ghosn was able to flee Japan — even though he was under tight surveillance by authorities after posting bail. The amount: $14 million or 1.5 billion in Japanese yen.
While Lebanese authorities have indicated they will “carry out its duties,” via a statement from Lebanese Justice Minister Albert Serhan, it was also acknowledged that Ghosn is in the country legally.
“Mr. Ghosn arrived to Lebanon as any ordinary citizen,” said Serhan. “He entered the border like any other Lebanese using a legal passport.”
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