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Carlos Ghosn's lawyers in Japan quit after client's flight to Lebanon

Junichiro Hironaka had been representing Ghosn in his defense against financial misconduct charges

One of the Japanese lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has stepped down from that job after his client fled the country. Junichiro Hironaka had been representing Ghosn in his defense against financial misconduct charges. Hironaka said in a statement that the entire team working on the case at his office will quit but did not outline reasons.

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'I'm glad he did it': Carole Ghosn slams Japanese justice system

Escape involved a tight circle, 'reasonable price' and utter secrecy

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Ghosn says French ambassador told him: 'Nissan is turning against you'

'And this is where I realized that the whole thing was a plot'

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Yamaha warns to stay out of large musical instrument cases after Ghosn escape

'We won't mention the reason,' but cases are for instruments, not people

Yamaha Corporation, has warned people not to try and squeeze inside musical instrument cases after reports former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn fled Japan concealed inside in one. Ghosn, who is accused of hiding earnings, transferring investment losses to Nissan and misappropriating company funds, escaped from Japan at the end of December for Lebanon. The former auto executive and fugitive has declined to reveal how he slipped past Japanese airport security, or confirm media reports accomplic

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Lebanon may lift Ghosn's travel ban if files not received within 40 days

Ghosn's wife Carole will also be questioned by Lebanese prosecutors

Lebanon may lift a travel ban on ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn if files pertaining to his case do not arrive from Japan within 40 days, caretaker justice minister Albert Serhan said in a statement on Friday. Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon, his childhood home, last month as he awaited trial on charges of under-reporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds, all of which he denies.

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Carlos Ghosn 'very comfortable' after questioning by Lebanese prosecutor

Authorities there ask Japan for its case files on him

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Japan minister launches counterattack after Ghosn blasts justice system

'My impression ... was that there were few statements that were backed by any real evidence'

Japan's justice minister launched a rare and forceful public takedown of auto executive-turned-fugitive Carlos Ghosn after he blasted the country's legal system as allowing him "zero chance" of a fair trial as he sought to justify his escape to Beirut. In an effort to undo Ghosn's attempt to sway public opinion in his favor, Justice Minister Masako Mori followed shortly with a statement, translated into English and French, and held a news conference after midnight and again around 9:30 a.m. on

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Lebanon imposes travel ban on ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

Ghosn's Lebanese lawyer said he is 'very comfortable' with the proceedings in Beirut

A Lebanese prosecutor imposed a travel ban on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, judicial sources said, after he was questioned over an Interpol warrant issued by Japan seeking his arrest on financial misconduct charges. Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon, his childhood home, last month as he was awaiting trial on charges of under-reporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds, all of which he denies. The Lebanese judicial authorities also asked Japan for its file

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Ghosn: Nissan-Renault strife and his arrest can be traced back to Macron

Move by France's current president back in 2015 alarmed the Japanese

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Watch Carlos Ghosn's news conference live from Beirut

'For the first time since this nightmare began, I can defend myself'

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Arrest warrant for Ghosn's wife a 'pathetic' move by Japan, spokeswoman says

Tomorrow Ghosn plans to reveal 'actual evidence' against Nissan

A decision by Japanese prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn's wife shortly before the fugitive car boss was due to speak publicly about his case was "pathetic", a spokeswoman for Ghosn told Reuters on Tuesday. The ousted Nissan Motor and Renault chairman fled to Lebanon, his childhood home, in late December from Japan, where he faced trial for alleged financial misconduct. Ghosn is expected to speak on Wednesday at a news conference in Beirut and detail some of the claims he

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Ghosn took bullet train to Osaka en route to Lebanon

Japan may press Lebanon for extradition even without a treaty

Former Nissan and Renault boss Carlos Ghosn began his astonishing escape from Japan with a bullet train ride from Tokyo to Osaka, possibly accompanied by several people, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Monday. Japanese authorities also said on Monday they may still press for Ghosn's extradition from Lebanon to face multiple charges of financial wrongdoing, even though the country does not normally extradite its nationals. Security cameras captured Ghosn leaving his home

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Japan calls Ghosn's escape inexcusable and vows tighter immigration checks

'The flight of a suspect while out on bail is never justified'

Japan's justice minister on Sunday called the flight of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn as he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges inexcusable and vowed to beef up immigration checks. Justice Minister Masako Mori said she had ordered an investigation after Ghosn issued a statement a few days ago saying he was in Lebanon.

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Airline says Ghosn used jets illegally; WSJ reports he was smuggled in audio case

5 arrested, as employee reportedly admits falsifying records

A Turkish airline company says its jets were used illegally in Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan. Istanbul-based MNG Jet said an employee falsified records and that Ghosn's name did not appear on any documentation related to the flights. Ghosn earlier this week jumped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon rather than face trial on financial misconduct charges in a dramatic escape that has confounded and embarrassed authorities.

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Carlos Ghosn pulled off mystery escape via a discreet airport lounge

'He would have had to go through as a passenger, perhaps in disguise'

Despite being one of the world's most-recognisable executives, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn probably embarked onto a private jet from a quiet lounge in Japan's third-largest airport on his astonishing escape from a fraud trial. Somehow, Ghosn appears to have passed immigration and luggage checks before a flight to Istanbul from Kansai International Airport in western Osaka city, the plane's owner said, becoming one of the world's best-known fugitives. "He would have had to go through as

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Ghosn flight prompts renewed focus on Japan's strict justice system

'I would expect it to be more difficult for foreign defendants to get bail'

Carlos Ghosn's daring flight from Japan, where he was awaiting trial on charges of financial wrongdoing, has revived global criticism of the nation's "hostage justice," but in Japan is prompting talk of reversing more lenient curbs on defendants. Japanese civil rights groups and the main bar lawyers association have long criticized a system that convicts 99.9% of criminal defendants.

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Lebanon gets Interpol fugitive notice for Carlos Ghosn as escape details emerge

His escape from Japan 'was a very professional operation from start to finish'

Lebanon's justice minister said Thursday that Lebanon has received an international wanted notice from Interpol for Nissan’s ex-chair Carlos Ghosn, four days after he fled Japan to Lebanon before a trial on financial misconduct charges. Interpol’s so-called Red Notices are requests to law enforcement agencies worldwide that they locate and provisionally arrest a wanted fugitive.

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Ousted Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn leaves Japan for Lebanon

'I have not fled justice — I have escaped injustice and political persecution'

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted boss of the Renault-Nissan carmaking alliance who was awaiting trial in Japan, flew into Lebanon on Monday evening, France's Les Echos newspaper reported. The newspaper cited its own unnamed source and a report in Lebanese newspaper L'Orient-Le Jour. It was unclear how Ghosn, who holds both French and Lebanese citizenship, would have been able to leave Japan, where he has been under strict court-imposed restrictions on his movements.

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Ousted Renault CEO Bollore raised concerns over Ghosn investigation

He was fired days after outlining his concerns in a letter to Nissan's board

Renault's former chief executive Thierry Bollore, who was ousted in October, had sought to flag alleged conflicts of interest and governance problems at the company's Japanese alliance partner Nissan before his departure, Le Monde reported on Monday. Citing a letter from Oct. 7 addressed to Nissan's board, of which he was member, France's Le Monde newspaper said Bollore had raised questions over the firm's internal investigation surrounding former alliance boss Carlos Ghosn. Nissan an

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