Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., was suspicious of about 33 million yen in the personal account of a Turkish civil aviation executive who was prosecuted by the Turkish prosecutor for the crime of being involved in the escape over the escape to Lebanon in the Middle East. There were remittances reported by several Turkish media outlets.
The trial of this executive is scheduled to start in July this year. The prosecution is likely to pursue whether this money is a reward for helping the former President Ghosn’s escape.
Former Chairman Ghosn, who was charged with violating the Companies Act, was said to have left Japan in December last year while on bail in Japan and fled to Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, via Istanbul, Turkey.
According to Turkish media, the Turkish prosecutor’s office has posted more than 10 euros and dollars by the end of December to a personal account of an executive of Turkish civil aviation company “MNG Jet”, who arranged the jets used by former chairman Ghosn. He added to the indictment that there were suspicious remittances worth about 33 million yen. Executives claim that former Ghosn’s fleeing man threatened to harm his family if he didn’t cooperate.
MNG Jet was accused of criminal charges in January this year, as two private jets flying in Dubai-Osaka-Istanbul and Istanbul-Beirut were illegally used for the escape of former Chairman Ghosn. The Turkish prosecutor’s office prosecuted on July 7 for stealing the executive and four jet pilots for stolen the former chairman Ghosn and two flight attendants for not reporting the crime.
Regarding the escape of former Chairman Ghosn, US investigators also arrested a US parent and child on the suspicion of helping the escape on 20th this month. The Japanese government plans to demand the delivery of the two persons to the US side. (Istanbul = Akiyama)