Nissan files criminal complaint against jailed ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn – CNBC


Passersby are silhouetted as a huge street monitor broadcasts news reporting ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn's indictment and re-arrest in Tokyo, Japan December 10, 2018.

Issei Kato | Reuters

Passersby are silhouetted as a huge street monitor broadcasts news reporting ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn’s indictment and re-arrest in Tokyo, Japan December 10, 2018.

Nissan Motorsaid on Monday it had filed a criminal complaint against former ChairmanCarlos Ghosnrelated to an aggravated breach of trust underJapan’sCompanies Act.

The Japanese automaker said it had filed the complaint after determining payments made by Nissan to an overseas vehicle sales company through a subsidiary had been directed by Ghosn for his personal enrichment.

“Such misconduct is completely unacceptable, and Nissan is requesting appropriately strict penalties,” Nissan said in a statement posted on its website.

Ghosn is expected to be indicted byTokyoprosecutors on Monday for aggravated breach of trust. It would be the fourth charge against him since he was arrested in November on suspicion of financial misconduct. He has denied all allegations against him.

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