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Ghosn’s French lawyer says client should name Nissan enemies

Associated Press
A woman walks with her dog in front of the Tokyo detention house, where former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is being held, on January 31, 2019.

Paris – The French lawyer of former Nissan and Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn says he thinks his client, jailed in Tokyo since November, should name the people he alleges to have plotted against him.

Jean-Yves Leborgne said on RTL radio on Thursday that he expects to be able to soon meet Ghosn.

Carlos Ghosn

Japanese prosecutors have charged Ghosn with falsifying financial reports in under-reporting his compensation and breach of trust related to his handling of Nissan investment losses and payments made to a Saudi businessman.

Ghosn told Japanese financial daily Nikkei, in an interview published Wednesday, that fellow executives opposed to forging closer ties with Nissan’s French alliance partner Renault schemed against him.

Leborgne said: “He’s targeting certain people whose identities he hasn’t yet given. I think he should name them.”