To conduct interrogations at Nanterre's investigation into Carlos Ghosn (ex-head of Renault Nissan alliance), two magistrates and an investigator from France arrived in Tokyo on Saturday.
Carlos Ghosn, who is being held under French arrest warrant, is accused of developing a money laundering scheme with four members of Suhail Bahwan Automotives (SBA) in Omani. These accusations are denied by Ghosn.
The investigator from the Central Office to Fight against Corruption and Financial and Tax Offenses, Nanterre magistrates and investigator (OCLCIFF) who are concerned in suspicious large financial flows must remain at Tokyo until Friday for interrogations. According to AFP, the objective of interrogations is to determine if interviewees were informed about these flows or if they had validated them.
A source close to the investigation claims that Carlos Ghosn ordered the payment of bonuses to the SBA distributor from Renault. This was "disguised" by a number of accounting entries, such as stock takeovers, bonuses, and bonuses. The remainder was then sent to Carlos Ghosn's entourage.
In February 2020, a judicial investigation in which Renault was made a civil party led to an international arrest warrant being issued for Carlos Ghosn. He is accused of passive corruption and misuse of corporate assets. Between 2012 and 2017, he was charged with money laundering, trust breach and money laundering. The Japanese justice issued an arrest warrant for the 68-year old former car tycoon. He was to be tried in Japan for embezzlement prior to his flight to Lebanon at the end 2019