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Ghosn's wife leaves Japan to appeal to French gov't; prosecutors want her questioned

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This is quite interesting

The FT said prosecutors had confiscated his wife's Lebanese passport in a dawn raid on their apartment in central Tokyo on Thursday morning, but did not discover her U.S. passport.

So she left on the U.S. passport which was not confiscated and immigration let her go. It would seem if the police were seriously taking her passport to prevent her from leaving they would also have notified immigration to stop her if she tried.

Either the passport was confiscated as a tool of intimidation, OR

The authorities are dumb beyond belief and incompetent.

As I have said before I do not like Ghosn at all but the above speaks volumes to me.

@Yubaru - I ask the same question you do

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This is getting out of hand, like something from a Tom Clancy novel.

My question for the Japanese prosecutors; "Why are you working so hard to keep a corporate executive from talking with media?"

25 ( +36 / -11 )

Glad she got away. Now she can be the voice of resistance against the Ghosn show-trial without prosecutors detaining her.

24 ( +41 / -17 )

Smart move on her part. You can pretty much take the confiscation of your passport as, at the very least, a sign that they're definitely thinking of arresting you. If I were in her shoes when the prosecutors showed up and took her passport, as soon as they had left, I would've been on a taxi to my country's embassy to pay whatever it costs for an emergency passport and then to the airport on the first available flight out of Japan. Luckily for her she had another passport that they couldn't get a hold of. But yeah, they're definitely out to get her too.

23 ( +31 / -8 )

Either the passport was confiscated as a tool of intimidation, OR

The authorities are dumb beyond belief and incompetent.

It's both.

22 ( +28 / -6 )

Even if she did receive loot that her husband looted... how can it ever be proven by Japanese prosecutors that she knew where the money was from and if she knew it was potentially ilegally obtained? OH! They can TRY to prove it.... by putting her in detention under endless questioning for six months to obtain a CONFESSION... that proof right? Shouldn't this be Lebanon's concern anyway? Good that she left. Would never have been given presumption of innocence now.

20 ( +34 / -14 )

Don't presume allegations are facts. This plays into the PR game the prosecutors play which defines the Japanese hostage justice system. Don't presume their facts and we don't play their game.

20 ( +29 / -9 )

Ghosn's wife understandably taking french leave, so to speak. This is fast turning into a major political/diplomatic/financial imbroglio!

Not sure she'll get all the support she needs/wants from the French govt though; massive anti-establishment & anti-biz sentiment (yellow vests, anti-macron etc) over there right now (plus let's not forget that the bloke moved his tax residence to the Netherlands in 2012 to avoid having to pay Fr's wealth tax. that won't help his case).

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The prosecutors asked her to meet them for voluntary questioning as an unsworn witness, but the request was turned down, which prompted them to ask judges to question her on their behalf, the broadcaster said.

Such a request gives judges the power to question on a mandatory basis witnesses who refuse to testify, according to NHK.

Even thinking about forcing a wife to testify against her husband is disgusting and unconscionable.

It's my understanding that in many countries, people cannot be compelled to testify against their spouses.

How shameful for Japan to do this.

20 ( +27 / -7 )

Under Japanese law, prosecutors will be able to hold Ghosn for up to 22 days without charging him. The fresh arrest opens up the possibility that he will be interrogated again without his lawyer present, as is the norm in Japan.

The additional charge would likely prolong Ghosn's trial, which is expected to begin later this year, his lawyer has said, adding that loss of access to Ghosn's trial-related documents could put his client at a disadvantage in fighting his case.

So it'll be a show-trial then. Rubber stamp gavel judges. Any notion of a fair trial is clearly impossible

18 ( +31 / -13 )

prosecutors want her questioned

They can email her the questions.

She must have breathed a serious sigh of relief the moment her plane lifted off the runway. Now she can fight to free her husband without fear of being arrested herself.

18 ( +27 / -9 )

Well done Mrs Ghosn escaping from japan. You would never get justice from this society with its medieval form of "justice". And never come back to Japan.

18 ( +25 / -7 )

I can just imagine the tremendous sense of relief she must have felt as the plane cleared japanese airspace.

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Carol's "luxury hairstyling"....oh, she must obviously be guilty then, right????

17 ( +24 / -7 )

She did well to escape the persecutors and would be a fool to return to Japan and its farce of a "justice" system.

17 ( +25 / -8 )

ISmart move on her part. You can pretty much take the confiscation of your passport as, at the very least, a sign that they're definitely thinking of arresting you.

If they can't get to the man, then they go for his family.

Dirty prosecutor.

15 ( +23 / -8 )

This ‘justice’ syatem Japan has looks more like a medieval Inquisition.

It’s a huge shame for Japan and an even bigger disgrace

15 ( +29 / -14 )

What about the responsibility of the Nissan board of directors? Ghosn was not acting on his own, no matter what he did.

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We need to take a step back from the speculations. This is supposed to be an investigation where any evidence found is shared with the defense attorneys in preparation for a trial, and where the defendant is free to confer with legal counsel regarding such evidence. This endless cycle of rearrests based purely on suspicion is unjust (not to mention the unfair treatment of the accused while arrested). The prosecution’s use of the phrase, “we have hard evidence”, is a clear indication that the prosecutor alone determines what is incriminating. We must ask ourselves, “hard evidence vetted by whom?” Did the defense have an opportunity to review the evidence? Did both prosecution and defense have an opportunity to present evidence before a judge? This lack of judicial review and freedom to make arbitrary arrests amounts to a “hostage justice” system and one not interested in fairness.

15 ( +22 / -7 )

Why is everyone trying to complain about the Japanese judicial system?

Universal right isn’t right because of people’s opinion. Japan’s justice system is criticized because it’s wrong. Yes, you’re correct in saying that people should follow the law of the country they live in. That doesn’t make it right. And the only thing ordinary people can do is complain and voice their resistance against unjust system.

Japan could have gone away with it except it isn’t only unjust but also unfair. Some CEO’s that have done much worse and damage are free. What does that say about the system? Is the system ruling above the prosecutors or the prosecutors and the police running the system to selectively apply justice?

15 ( +19 / -4 )

I wonder if the Japanese prosecutors deliberately let her go. By fleeing, she gave them a powerful argument for saying her husband needs to stay locked up.

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The beauty of dual citizenship: Take one passport away,then whip out the other to bail.

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They took away her passport and mobile phone? Will she be allowed back into the country?

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The prosecutors asked her to meet them for voluntary questioning as an unsworn witness, but the request was turned down, which prompted them to ask judges to question her on their behalf, the broadcaster said.

Such a request gives judges the power to question on a mandatory basis witnesses who refuse to testify, according to NHK.

so voluntary... Means ask judges to mandatory questions?

her next stop would be a country that has no extradition treaty with Japan. There are many with a much higher standard of justice and lifestyle.

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Even if one assumes that the incentives to the Omani distributor were above board, and that the Omani distributor willingly invested the $5 million into Ghosn's Lebanese company on their own accord, it still amounts to a massive breach of trust. As a fiduciary at Nissan, Carlos cannot be trading on his own account with Nissan customers while he's the CEO. He's knowingly creating a huge conflict of interest. Is Carlos denying that any money changed hands? Because anything short of that is not going to be helpful.

Apparently prosecutors had filed a request for the court to question Carole Ghosn directly right before she decided to leave Japan. She is now likely a suspect. I doubt she will ever return to Japan.

10 ( +16 / -6 )

She did well to escape the persecutors and would be a fool to return to Japan and its farce of a "justice" system.

As the next target of a state-sponsored kidnapping, she'd be insane to ever come back.

10 ( +18 / -8 )

Anyone looking at this case on purely legal perspective wont see it for what it is.

This country historically is made and has been shaped by people who are out to succeed at all costs, and they feel affronted if a gaijin comes into their country, makes a chunk of money and plan to, or carts it away, it peeves them to no end !!! And they'll do everything under the sun to try to get it back, sometimes, by hook and mostly by legal crook.

Ghosn is a case in point. They'll, in one way or another, bleed him dry. believe me they are really good at it, I went through this myself. If there ever was a more insidious group of people …..ever...!!

10 ( +17 / -7 )

Hopefully she got away with some plans, too, and can bring them to light overseas, where people will listen without a forced confession. Sadly, for the man left behind in Japan, his voice won't be heard until Japan is forced into the modern era (not "Reiwa").

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There is higher social order in Japan than France or even us.

It is a homogeneous society with rule of conduct shaped by honor.

Very little you guys understand honor is life is Japan. Shame is worse than death.

sorry, 'doc,' but you're either blatantly trolling or so ignorant of the real Japan that you need a severe wakeup call.

Japan is, first of all, not a 'homogenous society,' despite whatever the racist, jingoistic Nippon Kaigi types try to trumpet. In addition to the Ainu and the Ryukuans, with their own unique cultures and backgrounds, there are increasing numbers of mixed-race Japanese who carry a J-passport, but who have cultural identities that extend beyond Honshu.

Second, a 'rule of conduct shaped by honor?'

Don't make me laugh. A quick perusal of news on Japan shows a nearly weekly parade of corporate scandal, governmental scandal, and more. Supposedly honorable people who baldly lie to the public, and with a deep bow and little else, get away with it to fleece the average citizen yet again.

As for honor and shame, they are far from the same thing. You can be the most honorable man on Earth, and be shamed in the eyes of the public. Conversely, you can be lauded as the paragon of virtue in public, and be the most dishonorable worm to crawl through the dung pile.

And before you challenge anyone on this board about their understanding of 'honor,' make sure you know who you're talking to.

10 ( +15 / -5 )

I saw the MV Sachou on TV this morning. These people feel so entitled. I feel for the downtrodden 'parto guy' working on some nissan bumper factory in a supplier company

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drFrancia... this is about Carol not Carlos.

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HJSLLS:

We need to take a step back from the speculations. This is supposed to be an investigation where any evidence found is shared with the defense attorneys in preparation for a trial, and where the defendant is free to confer with legal counsel regarding such evidence.

A big problem about it is that Nissan is also a defendant while they are collaborating with the prosecutors as a result of plea bargaining. As a defendant, Nissan can approve whatever prosecutors present as evidence.

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Japan's Legal system is in question now. It's apparently open to manipulation by it's old-boy-network. I hope something can be done to either disprove that theory, or fix it.

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It appears that she takes her Wedding Vows to heart & is standing by her spouse most seriously !

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Japans Prosecutor's will probably resort to more disgusting antics. They are loosing face beyond repair, and therefore have to be regarded as very dangerous wounded wolf's.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Why did they take her passport if they didn't stop her from leaving Japan? It is so unclear, the prosecution seems to be stupid or knows they were wrong.

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@True Blue

Sympathy for Ghosn and disgust for the Japanese "justice" system are two different things!

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It seems that the efforts Japanese make to be taken ultra-seriously by the rest of the world generally backfire and make them look ridiculous.

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If they had any sense they would be conducting this in an entirely different way.

I think that the damage is well done now. Nobody likes Pearl Harbour tactics.

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Doing chores this morning, my mind keeps wandering back to Carole Ghosn’s passport seizure. Wish I’d been a fly on the wall. How exactly did it play out? Did they just take the only passport (Lebanese) they happened to find and somehow in their search overlooked the American one? Or did they ask her to produce her passport/s and she deceitfully proffered only the Lebanese one? In any case, it looks like she didn’t volunteer any information about the American passport. I realize some think that’s very clever of her but to me (especially combined with her refusal to submit to questioning) it just makes her look sneaky and wanting to hide something. As for whether questioning would be trying to get her to testify against her husband, it seems to me there’s quite a lot to question her about regarding her own involvement.

Maybe a few more chores and a little longer thinking might not hurt. I get your point, definitely. But what your starting is the view point if an individual who's constantly subjected to a "criminal justice system" or a righteous system devised on the foundation of convicting individuals AFTER guilt has been proven. An "innocent until proven guilty" ideology. And in that situation I agree with you, her actions would appear to be shady and underhanded. However, the example of justice that Japan is presenting to the world based on their actions, reason, and attitude, is not of that form of justice system. For example, if detainment is the punishment that befits a convicted criminal, what makes it correct to provide the same detainment to an individual where no undeniable evidence has been provided determining their guilt? We have already identified the prosecution to be heartless, deceitful, dishonorable, and disrespectful to righteousness of justice. Based on these undeniable facts that have been put on display across the world, any normal human being would first think of their safety and wellbeing. Don't be conned by the use of "voluntary interrogation". Like most things in Japan, this is a public display to avoid their suspcion of their intentions. You may laugh, but I've lived her more than 10 years, I can attest from experience. In most cases, lawyers are not allowed to be present at this interrogation, this is on purpose. Questioning in Japan is not like that of other countries. Here it is raw, aggressive, vulgar and with very meager limitations. Criminal records show that 8 out 10 people who undergo voluntary questioning are detained on suspicion, 7 if which a prosecuted for a crime. Keep in mind Japan does not have "Probably Cause". Just feeling like someone is suspicious is all that is required to legally detain an individual and incarcerate them. Carole is either very intelligent or taking advise from Ghosn's legal party. She knows that if she hadn't left, she would be detained and silenced as well. The prosecution knows that they do not have enough solid evidence to prosecute without question. Their worry is likely that the Ghosn party will cut them off and provide information to the public or to the court that will diminish their favor. This is the reason for the incredibly unusual "re-arrest" that recently took place immediately following his announcement to release details that the prosecution has withheld. In Japan, this is an astonishing and hard to justify action. Not to mention a VERY rare occurrence. At this point, they simply cannot afford to go back. The shame will be impossible to recover and in Japan it's a serious matter. The individual in charge of the case will likely be forced to resign and will never be rehired to represent law. People often even kill themselves over similar issues of shame. It's good for her that she left and has a chance to fight for her husband. If the prosecution has enough evidence to place her involvement then it's no trouble at all to request extradition. The problem is that they have nothing substantial and are unable to sustain a verifiable suspicion of guilt. If either of them a guilty, then I hope they are caught and prosecuted, but until someone can produce more than rumor, or prove that they are not rumors, then he deserves to be treated as an innocent person and his human rights should not be violated simply because he is suspected. The biggest issue is that everyone is intentionally preventing him from telling his side of the story. This is a very big sign that some or all of the accusations may not hold ground. If he's truly guilty, then the evidence will prove it and his version of the events will only solidify his guilt. The prosecution should already understand this. And that even further makes the case curious.

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alwaysspeakingwisdom... I'm curious as to why you are so eager to see justice done to Ghosn and wife, but not the executives of Olympus, kyb, etc. Thoughts? Hmm?

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alwaysspeakingwisdom..

"It will put France and the U.S. in a tight spot".... Oh dear! I'm sure Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump are now quaking in their boots at the threat of.....Shinzo Abe!!!!! :-))

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This is ridiculous. Does Japan not realise how had this is making them look around the world?? If what they are doing were a foreigner talking about how bad the justice system is they would soon be shutting them up.

If they had any sense they would be conducting this in an entirely different way.

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The prosecution’s use of the phrase, “we have hard evidence”, is a clear indication that the prosecutor alone determines what is incriminating. We must ask ourselves, “hard evidence vetted by whom?” Did the defense have an opportunity to review the evidence? Did both prosecution and defense have an opportunity to present evidence before a judge? This lack of judicial review and freedom to make arbitrary arrests amounts to a “hostage justice” system and one not interested in fairness.

The judges that defendants appear before within 48 hours seem to be a complete waste of space. They jus rubber stamp what the prosecutor demands, and don't seem to look at, or even ask to see the "hard evidence".

Incidentally, years ago when all the defendants entered the court, they would sit lined up on wooden benches in rows, and 3 - 4 judges would sit behind a glass screen and play a cassette tape on a tape recorder telling all these defendants the procedure. Each defendant got about 30 seconds with the judge.

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Ghosn might be guilty but men, the Tokyo prosecutors are looking dumber and dumber everyday.

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some corporations set up many companies buying and selling to each other,

played around the profits to avoid taxes, a very common practice of corruption.

as to ghosn no matter what he did still do not deserve this kind of harassment.

japan totally ruined its imagine in the world showcase. i know japan has their

own jurisdiction system and foreigners have no right to interfere. however when

it comes to human rights, every one has right to make comments.

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Doing chores this morning, my mind keeps wandering back to Carole Ghosn’s passport seizure. Wish I’d been a fly on the wall. How exactly did it play out? Did they just take the only passport (Lebanese) they happened to find and somehow in their search overlooked the American one? Or did they ask her to produce her passport/s and she deceitfully proffered only the Lebanese one? In any case, it looks like she didn’t volunteer any information about the American passport. I realize some think that’s very clever of her but to me (especially combined with her refusal to submit to questioning) it just makes her look sneaky and wanting to hide something. As for whether questioning would be trying to get her to testify against her husband, it seems to me there’s quite a lot to question her about regarding her own involvement.

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Drfrancia:

Believe the French (Brazilian, or Lebanese) foreign minister can appoint him or her at any time as a (special) diplomat, which would grant him or her diplomatic immunity. Wouldn't help the state of affairs between Japan and the other country though.

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Once again the Japanese legal system and the persecution office besmirched Japans international reputation by highlighting how innately unjust, biased and deeply unfair it is. Not to mention their own incompetence by relying on confessions extracted by psychological torture of isolated individuals. They make the Gestapo look rank amateurs.

Her escape from this oppressive system is wholly justified, now she can campaign without fear of unjust and oppressive sanctions being applied to her to silence her.

It is time the French, Brazilian and Lebanese governments took concerted effort to highlight and oppose this travesty of justice being perpetrated upon their citizen.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

A turning point of the case, as simple as that.

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i have doubt why there are so many comments here supported japan jurisdiction system.

blind sight is hard to correct and improve.

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drFrancia Today  07:59 am JST

you want to live and work in japan

follow the rules simple

In principle I agree -- but there's also nothing wrong with wishing that a first-world democratic country like Japan wouldn't employ third-world practises in its treatment of defendants.

Detaining people for excessively long periods of time, with limited access to lawyers or visitors while the prosecutors can spend hours a day interrogating them ... it is definitely "hostage justice."

And "follow the rules, simple" does not even come close to justifying it.

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Too bad so sad, if she is a suspect then announce it. Don't ask her to come in voluntarily (which she wouldn't)then chuck a wobbly when she refuses. Oh and being a spouse ordinarily she would not be compellable to give evidence against her husband anyway

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Clearly the J prosecutor carries on is disgusting and dirty job...this is in many ways expected ...but the real disgust comes from the French government which doesn't move to say simply "enough is enough"

If we had had more of this type of managers ,Carlos type a man, probably the French economy wouldn't be in such an appalling state ; if the Enarchy , the nest of the so-called elite, produced brilliant managers it would have been known for a long time ..and this is not the case : neither brilliant nor courageous !

a pity

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Jenn Schiebel : Detaining people for excessively long periods of time, with limited access to lawyers or visitors while the prosecutors can spend hours a day interrogating them ... it is definitely "hostage justice."

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Ummmm . . .so you are referring to the still unresolved controversy around the treatment of untried captives at Guantanamo?

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and said Japanese justice was under the age of Middle Ages. 

Well the French Ambassador got that right !!

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back to Europe is better option.

the husband that worked for nissan and not she .......

japaneses that don't like of foreign will abuse of your power for humiliate the family...

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Her escape from this oppressive system is wholly justified, now she can campaign without fear of unjust and oppressive sanctions being applied to her to silence her

We are glad she was able to revealed everything to French media, in JDD magazine today :

il a essayé de prendre du chocolat, ils ont dit non. Moi j’étais indignée, je demandais pourquoi. Ils répondaient : "This is Japan, this is our law [nous sommes au Japon, c’est la loi]."

"He (Carlos Ghosn) tried to take chocolate, they (policemen) said no. I was infuriated and asked why. They answered : this is Japan, this is our law... ". Thanks for the tip, I'll remember to eat my chocolate before opening the door to Japanese police.

But I'd like to ask her :

 $5 million .... the funds....ended up in Carole Ghosn's company

That happened or not ?

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Michael Morris, “You may laugh, but I've lived her more than 10 years, I can attest from experience.”

I’m not laughing and have no idea why you’d assume I would, but you seem to be making a lot of assumptions. I’ve lived in Japan for more than 40 years and am well aware of how the legal system works. The press conference where they’ll be showing Ghosn’s video is starting right now.

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It's perverse that in Japan a person who has not been found guilty of anything, and his wife, can be treated like this.

A good thing that she had the extra passport, but it's incomprehensible to me that the authorities can actually confiscate a document issued by another government like that. It would have been interesting, had it been the US passport that was confiscated, and not the Lebanese one.

I now hope for the best, and that at least justice (whatever that is in this case) will be served.

And I better think about where to stash my passport... and even about getting another one somehow, just in case.

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it does not matter if she can leave or not

if she is proven assisting in fund diversion then japan can request interpol

for order of arrest...

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Buzzyboy is right to call them fools. They should have at least covered their track since he was the one brought in to cut cost and fire people.

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"Even if she did receive loot that her husband looted... how can it ever be proven by Japanese prosecutors that she knew where the money was from and if she knew it was potentially ilegally obtained?"

Could Marie Antoinette be innocent because of her ignorance about from where the luxuries of Versailles came from? Well, the difference between Louis XVI and Mr. Ghosn is the former had an authority to waste money for feasts in Versailles, while the latter used the money which he was not supposed to use.

Unfortunately, money and fame changed them.. he wanted to be a French king (without paying tax to French government)..

I have a sympathy with Ms. Rita, who had supported his former (and reportedly abusive) husband to be a big man. Her Lebanese restaurant was nice, even though it was a bit expensive.. It was a good effort to introduce Lebabese culture to Japan, and way better way to make money than stealing money from the company...

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small dick.

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Yes

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david varnes - totally agreed.

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Diplomacy is a byword in France --she'll be lucky to have any success there. She could then try Lebanon or Brazil.

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As many of you, I totally agree with Carole decision and she said she felt like "Argo" movie which I can understand. Under which charges they have the right to take your passport ?

I don't like Ghosn at all but Japan system is totally from middle age....this is just the beginning of a long story. This case will show to everybody on the planet that Japan is not the country that they think it is and a deep change of justice is necessary!

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Carol probably will seek legal help in France because of that suspected fund received.

This reminds of the college admission scandal that has plagued us. Did not Nissan give some money to us schools and ghosn kids attended those schools?

Why the wealthy let their guard down in ethical behavior???

Did they think they could have get away in taking money and returning to France like heros? This proves how a corporation can get into trouble when their guard is down in watching their leadership regarding money...

It is Nissan fault as well...for letting this happen...

It seems like this is just a beginning since any transaction involving middle eastern entities become a pretty murky business...

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In the mirror darkly : i didn't read the same history in France (LeFigaro.fr)

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Apparently in panic, the french ambassador make her leave Japan with an american passeport . She wasn't even sure the plane would be allowed to leave the Japanese ground. She was very secured. But she ignored Ghosn is under the same suspicious accusation in France. Otherwise she would have went to a fiscal paradise. Because she is an accomplice here too.

Normally, yatch are use to sheep liquide money off the country. After so many criminal means, it is doubtful the boats would have been use only for pleasure. That is the real classic problem.

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NadAge

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Rich people complaining about not being treated fairly when they are dealing in shady practices left and right. And the people here defending them as if they know the truth.

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She is going to get arrested if she goes to France as they also have investigations into both. Average pretrial detention in France is 2 months, but she has proved she is a flight risk.

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Educator 60 it just makes her look sneaky and wanting to hide something.

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Right on.

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She is the gold standard and image of the perfect wife. True Romeo & Julie story. Other wives would be a different story..

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Fools.

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HAHAHA, what a fool the wife is! She fled the country proving her guilt in all this and shedding light on her crimes, and now guarantees that Ghosn won't ever be released on bail again as the flight risk has been confirmed and proven.

Criminals always flea like the cowards they are. Hopefully she's as silly as her husband and comes back to be arrested on arrival. This family of thieves needs to be cleaned out

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Educator 60 it just makes her look sneaky and wanting to hide something.

It also makes her look a bad wife.

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I'd love to have a chat with long-time (first) wife, Rita Ghosn, to get her take on all this.

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They are truly a very sneaky couple… How many passports do they have?

Lebanese, Japanese, French and US passports. What else’s…

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Well done Tokyo prosecutors Well done!! She has taken the bait! The Tokyo prosecutors will be now indicted

in Tokyo. The Japanese government will ask for her extradition from either France or the US. Since Japan has an extradition with both the US and France. It will put France and the US in a tight spot. Under the treaty, the US and France will have to send her back to Japan. If they don't? Then all the talk about the rule of law is just that talk.

Either way Ghosn is toast!

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Yes! ! !

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Carol is a president of paper company Beauty Yacht receiving Nissan money via Lebannon from Carlos. In other words, Carol maybe one of the criminals, too.

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What french government will do or can do?

Even renault stopped supporting Ghosn...

I dont believe this is a boardroom coup...

Obviously he is innocent till proven guilty but it seems like

the prosecutors have enough hard evidence and japan is very strict

with their law...they dont care if you are a rock star or high ranking

officer of a government if you commit a crime you will be prosecuted

regardless of who you are...And drug possession or even history of felony

will ban you from entry...

If the flow of money is proven to be true... it would be a criminal act..

of diverting corporate money via multiple corporate entities

via multinacional companies.

If you guys understand the current trend..last year there was

a major conference by european governments regarding how to

prevent tax haven and tax evasion and it includes flow of funds

across borders...

I would be very concerned since these days there is not such a thing of

lack of footprint...money trail is easily tracked and

Japan works with US government in sharing intelligence how money

flows from one entity to another...It would be very easy to prove.

Countries not obliging with data sharing rules will be heavily sanctioned

by US treasury as a possible risk of being a state supporting terrorism,

Blindly asking a certain government for help seems futile

What is his allegiance anyhow?? He has three passports???

why does not he ask Brazil or lebanon to intervene?? If law was broken in Japan then

no country can give you immunity since he is not a diplomat...

-11 ( +11 / -22 )

"It appears that she takes her Wedding Vows to heart & is standing by her spouse most seriously !"

Yeah right, She left him all alone in Tokyo and saved her own bacon. LOL LOL

-11 ( +8 / -19 )

This lady will never return to Japan if she is smart. I reckon a divorce and hopefully there will be some assets left over to split.

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

Oh dear! I'm sure Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump are now quaking in their boots at the threat of.....Shinzo Abe!!!!! :-))

But Japan won't have to listen to a bunch BS about the rule of law. Since you can't walk the talk!

-12 ( +3 / -15 )

you want to live and work in japan

follow the rules simple

you want to live in American learn to be america..

-12 ( +7 / -19 )

Thought she had no passport

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

I’m surprised to see so many people here rooting for the crook Ghosn and his tricky wife. He has no doubt abused his position at Nissan and pulled the wool over the eyes of the trusting auto maker to enrich himself. He deserves what trestment he’s getting under Japanese law. No sympathy for him and his so caring wife.

-13 ( +7 / -20 )

Why is everyone trying to complain about the Japanese judicial system? Your country's laws are obviously different than Japan's. You can't expect the Japanese to modify their laws and practices to conform more to yours. If you live in China, would you expect them to change their human rights abuses because they aren't humane? I am not saying that Japanese law practices are just, but if you live in any country, you must abide by their laws as well as understand the risks that that entails as well.

Unlike other court cases like Sexual harassment where there may not be any evidence other than each party's word, this case has evidence. There are financial transactions that can be verified. Before drawing any conclusions, let's just see how this plays out.

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

Didn't she complain with crocodile tears that her passport was taken up by Japanese prosecutor office?

Her scarf, her jewelry, her luxury hair styling, the botox and fillers on her cheeks and lip were paid from the money of Nissan workers and 20,000 fired workers.

She earned the title of a Nissan officer without doing any work and has received $ 18 million a year. Besides, she owned more than 10 paper companies in Netherlands, Lebanon, Brazil and more.

She also charged Nissan for $ 715,000 to repair her villa's chandelier, and it invoked the wrath of Nissan executives.

-23 ( +9 / -32 )

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