French Investigators Postponed Questioning Carlos Ghosn In Lebanon

French Investigators Postpone Visit To Question Carlos Ghosn In Lebanon
Diego Ibarra Sanchez/The New York Times

The French judicial investigators who were set to arrive in next week to question have postponed their visit.

The move comes in light of the new, full lockdown that enters on Thursday, Ghosn’s defense team told AFP.

“By mutual agreement between the French and Lebanese investigative judges as well as the defense lawyers, it was decided to postpone the arrival of the French judges to a later date,” Jean Tamalet, the spokesperson of the law firm King & Spalding, said on behalf of Ghosn’s team.

The investigators were scheduled for a visit to next week to question the former Nissan boss about two judicial inquiries against him in , the source explained.

Carlos Ghosn has been living in Lebanon since his infamous escape from Japan last year.
The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir

Ghosn, who has been residing in for the past year after escaping from , first talked about the French team’s upcoming visit during an interview a couple of months ago.

He said that the inquiries concern expenses covered by a Dutch subsidiary of Renault and Nissan Motor Co.

The fugitive businessman took a jab at the Japanese authorities again in a more recent interview, during which he raised the question of why doesn’t follow ’s footsteps and send a team to question him in .

It is to note that Lebanon has no extradition treaties with . Lebanon has also requested the files of Ghosn’s case from , but has failed to acquire them thus far.


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