The former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month with suspicions of economic misconduct, has denied allegations against him, said…
The former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month with suspicions of economic misconduct, has denied allegations against him, said the Japanese public broadcaster NHK on Sunday.
Ghosn, who has not spoken publicly, has told investigators that he had no intention of underreporting his compensation for financial documents and denied allegations against him, said NHK, without giving sources or further details.
Greg Kelly, a former Nissan executive arrested together with Ghosn on Monday, was quoted by NHK on Saturday to defend Ghosn’s reimbursement, saying it was discussed with other officials and paid out appropriately.
Ghosn and Kelly were pulled by automaker on Thursday and a source familiar with the case said Nissan aims to appoint a new chairman within a month or two, hopefully before his next board meeting slated for about 20 December.
Japanese prosecutors say Ghosn and Kelly collaborated to undermine Ghosn’s compensation of one in half of the 1
0 billion yen ($ 88 million) he earned on Nissan over five years from 2010. The company has also cited other, multiple violations.