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Art and cash-filled Rio apartment the new battleground for Nissan, Ghosn

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By Marcelo Rochabrun and Ritsuko Ando

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by that logic,nissan shouldnt have access either, since Nissan is indicted as well.

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This is ridiculous. So the man who saved a billion dollar company, got paid and oh my god? He has cash? Art? An appartment? Shame on him shame. At the most a peg wood wall and uncomfortable small chairs. I'm guessing he also used knives and folks. Damn this foreigner damn him.

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This is begining to sound like a movie plot right out of Scarface and Carlitos Way.. firstly he is already a millionaire for the 20~ years or so he has lived in Japan, secondly why would he dash to Brazil for some lose change when he LEGALLY has millions in a Japanese bank account here.

Is this reporting.. really?

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Do you know what's in those safes, Kenji? I'm sure they contain lots of, ahem, stuff.

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Good idea to make this news public, local thugs might get interested and clean it up in the meantime.

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The company says the home could contain evidence of financial misconduct, according to its filing in a Brazilian court last week....Im sure documents leading to his so called misconduct will suddenly turn up in this a apartment talk about been stitched up...looks to me like Oyajis Inc really had it in for him and yet not one Japanese arrested.....

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guys I know who have been detained all had their homes and even offices ransacked while they were in detention, police contacted everyone stored in their cell phones.

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Auditors, Accountants or the CFO planted documents thats in the public domain for shareholders to see, yet no media has even attempted to access all this public domain knowledge, where does this imagination come from..

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Given that Nissan is also indicted, the board and Saikawa should also be raided and have no access either

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Accusations made by speculation work in Ghosn’s favor. Keep it up! I’d love to see him freed.

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LOL.

So Nissan have been in the apartment, attempted to open the safes, and then they come out with

'the home could contain evidence of financial misconduct'.

It's a pretty picture...but it needs a FRAME!!

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Saikawa should be in Jail too.

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And the inside hatchet job continues....

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This isn't a hotel! The guy has personal belongings and most likely has some sort of free rental agreement and rental rights. A company can't just barge into a guys place, look and take his stuff unless there is a police warrant! Nissan are really overstepping their boundaries here and have shot themselves in the foot. What were they thinking?

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Nissan messed up they contaminated the apartment, any evidence could have easily been planted by Nissan. They should have gotten a police warrant.

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Trial by media, the preferred venue of Japanese prosecutors nation-wide...

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Wow..........so much time & money spent travelling from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro , where are all these money coming from ???.Do anybody mean to tell me that no evidence can be found in Japan about Carlos anymore ???.Do U mean that this is a personal slander issue ???.Now, Nissan had better get down to real work. Yesterday, at a Japanese news report, saikawa said every thing possible to say in Japanese except his part of accepting responsibility for this mess at Nissan. All good share-holders of Nissan, pls stop wasting yr investments and save time by cutting all few Japanese like the new president and his people that start this waste of time issue that , money had to be spent flying to Rio. Imagine the expensive time, which will never come back just because of one person's ego & jealousy of Carlos because of his own incompetent at his job. pls save our money and expensive time. Good Japanese, pls wake up to the truth that had been facing u.

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I forgot one more issue, lets check saikawa's salary & expenditures. I am sure he is not living like a poor man.

I wonder how much is he personally hiding from us, The Japanese share-holders ???. How much is his salary & yearly expenses for last 10 years ???.

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Cheap and Nasty Nissan.

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Saikawa is hiding. Something tells me he’s Deepthroat. The only national and not a word about him. Squeaky clean. Really? Let’s see some good journalism here.

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I bet Abe and his goons have Saikawa in their pocket, .. yea Saikawa is deepthroat for the LDP, he is doing the nationalists bidding, they hate the idea of the dirty foreigner owning a Japanese company.

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Many posters have no ides what they are talking about.

Getting an injunction is not like ordering at MacDonalds'.

It is very difficult.

The Prosecution MUST have reasonable evidence.

One FACT for sure is the property is in NISSAN'S name.

Some of the assets, like the cars , as wel,l belong to NISSAN

Ergo Nissan has the right to the place ( and possible some of the items)

They will audit the place and do the money trail on the items, like the paintings and designer furniture, and see on WHOSE account these items were purchased .

When it is all done - Ghosn is going to owe a lot of money. -- as there will likely be a Civil case brought against him - and some of the expensive items become collateral .

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Saikawa & Co will also have to pay.

But Ghosn is the BIG fish - and they will nail him first.

In the end, I seems, Nissan Co will dissolve, bc it will not work in the way the alliance was manipulated by Ghosn

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Shame and shame and shame. Corrupt and corrupted and corrupted. Incompetent and Incompetent and Incompetent.

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Akie : Shame and shame and shame. Corrupt and corrupted and corrupted. Incompetent and Incompetent and Incompetent

Agreed !

The WHOLE lot of them, from the Chairman, CEO right through to the whole Japanese executive board.

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This isn't a hotel! The guy has personal belongings and most likely has some sort of free rental agreement and rental rights. A company can't just barge into a guys place, look and take his stuff unless there is a police warrant! Nissan are really overstepping their boundaries here and have shot themselves in the foot. What were they thinking?

Yes, a very foolish thing to do. We often hear the term "This is Japan".

But Rio Dr Jeneiro is in Brazil. "Brazil is NOT Japan".

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In the Rio apartment, don’t forget to check under the bed mattress. Just sayin

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Nissan says allowing him access would "represent an incalculable risk of destruction of potential evidence of crimes allegedly committed." 

While current Nissan executives can walk freely to their home and office, what will happen to those evidence then, they're being indicted too right.

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@Semperfi - Regarding the comments about ownership of the apartment you are correct. Nissan is "in fact" the owner of the apartment.

It appears however that Nissan has already entered the apartment for an "audit"

The Rio apartment contains three safes that Nissan has yet to open, according to the court filings. The carmaker found them when it did an audit of the apartment following Ghosn's firing, the company said.

I believe in a court of law any evidence gathered in the Rio apartment would be considered to have come from an unsecured and contaminated site (i.e. Nissan could plant something there). I am not saying Nissan did this but now one can speculate this.

The employer's right (Nissan) to enter the employee's domicile is often protected (i.e. the employer cannot perform an unreasonable search of the property). However, we do not have access the the contractual agreement between Nissan and Ghosn allowing him to live in the apartment so we do not know what the "rules" of the game are.

In this case however it would seem to me that the proper thing to do would be to seal off the apartment and allow neither side to enter until the case is settled. This would maintain the integrity of any evidence gathered at the apartment and such evidence would have a proper chain of custody.

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Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported the family obtained another favorable court decision on Monday but a Nissan spokesman said the company believed this was incorrect.

What kind of nonsense is this? "Uuh, what you heard, that's probably wrong so don't look into it any further and just believe us!"

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