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Carlos Ghosn 'unlikely to have to go back' to Japan: Legal expert
Fox Business ^ | 12/31/2019 | By Stephanie PagonesFOXBusiness

Posted on 12/31/2019 1:35:46 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie

Edited on 12/31/2019 2:20:28 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn left Japanese soil for Lebanon on Tuesday without a trace and a legal expert tells FOX Business hell likely be able to stay in the western Asian country without repercussions.

Ghosn, who is of Lebanese heritage, was arrested in November 2018 on financial misconduct charges of under-reporting his future compensation and breach of trust. He was out on bail and was expected to face trial in April 2020.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carlosghosn; japan
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1 posted on 12/31/2019 1:35:46 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

In Tuesday’s statement, Ghosn said he was not fleeing justice
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Well ... yes he was.


2 posted on 12/31/2019 1:40:09 PM PST by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie; Gamecock; SaveFerris; PROCON
He'd forgotten what it's like to go from a country with no oranges to a country with oranges.


3 posted on 12/31/2019 1:45:33 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

They probably left the door unlocked and the private jet on the runway until he finally figured he could run.

It’s called Face Saving.


4 posted on 12/31/2019 1:46:00 PM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Nissan and Ghosn settled the case with the SEC by agreeing to pay a $15 million fine, The New York Times reported on September 24.


Did he pay the fine or only agree to pay it?


5 posted on 12/31/2019 1:52:59 PM PST by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: House Atreides

I think the whole thing was a trumped up, political prosecution. The Japanese couldn’t stand the idea that Nissan was being run by a Frenchman.


6 posted on 12/31/2019 2:06:56 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Enough that they’d waited a decade-plus for it? Yeah, I don’t think so.


7 posted on 12/31/2019 2:13:40 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Ahhh....clever question.

Did he pay the fine or only agree to pay it?


8 posted on 12/31/2019 3:16:04 PM PST by ptsal ( Media & DNC word game. It wasn't spying, it was just surveillance.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I have a strange new respect for all those prepper writers who say you should get a second passport.


9 posted on 12/31/2019 5:06:25 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: colorado tanker
I think the whole thing was a trumped up, political prosecution.

I don't have much of anything to go off of, but the following sentence from the excerpt makes me think this was quite a lot of fake charges. How do you "under-report future income"?

was arrested in November 2018 on financial misconduct charges of under-reporting his future compensation and breach of trust.
10 posted on 12/31/2019 9:17:07 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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In America if something like that is true the SEC imposes a fine. We don’t throw people in jail. It’s not a crime. I’ve never heard of any similar prosecution against any Japanese executive officer. I don’t like how prosecutors in allegedly developed countries are pursuing political protections. It’s antidemocratic.


11 posted on 01/01/2020 12:54:44 AM PST by colorado tanker
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In America if something like that is true the SEC imposes a fine.

But how can you misreport future income? It's future, you don't know how much it's going to be. And who would you even be reporting it to? Shareholders? Guessing how much the company is gonna pay you next year? That's internal functions, so can't really be a crime. The SEC or IRS? Why do they care what your future income might be? They just care about what you've already been paid...?
12 posted on 01/01/2020 9:50:57 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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