Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial misconduct, arrived in Beirut, having apparently jumped bail. It was not clear how Ghosn, who is of Lebanese origins, left Japan where he was under surveillance and is expected to face trial in April 2020.
Ricardo Karam, a television host and friend of Ghosn who interviewed him several times, told The Associated Press Ghosn arrived in Lebanon Monday morning. “He is home,” Karam told the AP in a message. “It’s a big adventure.” Karam declined to elaborate.
Ghosn, 65, has been on bail in Tokyo since April and is facing charges of hiding income and financial misconduct. He has denied the charges. He had been under strict bail conditions in Japan after spending more than 120 days in detention.
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