Tokyo prosecutors arrest former Carlos Ghosn again

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn was denied bail by a Tokyo court on Jan. 22, 2019.

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Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn was denied bail by a Tokyo court on Jan. 22, 2019.

Japanese prosecutors arrested ousted Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn for a fourth time on Thursday, broadcaster NHK said, after reports authorities were building a brand new case against him over payments made to a dealer in Oman.

The re-arrest, which NHK described as a highly unusual move, marks the latest dramatic twist inside once-feted executive’s fall through grace, as well as also comes after a swell of fresh allegations about improper payments made by Nissan under his watch.

Prosecutors arrested Ghosn for suspicion of aggravated breach of trust, NHK said, after visiting his residence in Tokyo early on Thursday as well as also asking him to submit to questioning. A silver van believed to be carrying Ghosn later left the residence, NHK said.

Footage of the vehicle leaving the residence showed in which its windows were covered by curtains, doing in which impossible to see who was riding inside.

No one was immediately available for comment at the Tokyo prosecutors’ office or Ghosn’s lawyers’ office for comment outside of regular working hours.

Ghosn was first arrested in Tokyo in November as well as also faces charges of financial misconduct as well as also aggravated breach of trust over allegedly failing to report around $82 million in salary as well as also temporarily transferring personal financial losses onto Nissan’s books during the financial crisis.

Released on $9 million bail last month, he has denied the charges, calling them “meritless” as well as also saying he was the victim of a boardroom coup.