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Old 15th January 2020, 08:32   #226
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I am wondering if Nissan will produce great cars again, now that Carlos is out. After their merger with Renault, Nissan quality went down the drain.
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After fleeing to Lebanon, now Carlos asks Renault to release his Retirement Pay

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Oh, the charm of this fellow!

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Ghosn, who fled Japan for Beirut at the end of December, said in an interview with Lebanese newspaper Annahar he would offer to help the finance and economy ministers in Lebanon, his childhood home.

“Solution for Lebanon is simple but requires the will,” he said, adding he has no interest in entering politics. “Political responsibility has to be with legitimate politicians who people voted for.”
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Many more details in an excellent article on Bloomberg:

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Sometime last fall, a security contractor based in Asia took a call that he found curious. The man on the other end of the line, a longtime acquaintance and, like him, an expert in protecting VIPs and valuable cargoes in challenging environments, was looking to hire for a job in Japan. He offered few specifics. The assignment would involve escorting someone out of the country, he said. It would pay well. And he was looking for operatives with military or police experience and, ideally, fair-skinned East Asian faces—the kind that wouldn’t stand out in Tokyo.

The contractor wanted to know more. Who would the operatives be protecting? What was the specific threat? Would the client be carrying cash or gold or something else of value? The caller wouldn’t say. The contractor was noncommittal but said he would get in touch if anyone else came to mind. They hung up, and the contractor didn’t really think about the job again—until he and the rest of the world saw the news about Carlos Ghosn.
And a small one on how this affects his finances:

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Life on the run is proving expensive for Carlos Ghosn.

The cost of his escape included $14 million in forfeited bail money while the operation that saw him celebrate New Year’s Eve in Beirut could have cost $15 million or more. hat includes $350,000 for the private jet that spirited the former auto executive from Osaka to Istanbul and millions of dollars for his multicountry extraction that would have taken a team of as many as 25 people half a year to plan, according to a private security expert who said he wasn’t involved and asked not to be identified given the nature of the operation.

Such outflows have seen Ghosn’s fortune shrink by 40% since he was arrested more than a year ago at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, according to estimates by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His fortune is now calculated to be about $70 million, down from around $120 million at the time of his first court appearance a year ago.

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Many more details in an excellent article on Bloomberg:



And a small one on how this affects his finances:
Hail GTO!!

I just read these articles and was about to post it. BOOM, it is already there on the thread

A fantastic article and can easily be a base plot for a forthcoming Hollywood movie.
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Lebanon and Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate.

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Lebanon and Japan have about 40 days to decide whether ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be extradited to Japan or stand trial in Lebanon
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Japan has in recent days asked Lebanon to clarify what files Tokyo needs to send as part of an official extradition request
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They came back and requested a clarification. Today, we sent that to the Japanese
Japan must now either send a formal extradition request to Lebanon or send Ghosn’s file to Beirut and agree on a process for trying him there.

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Ghosn Hires Legendary Agent Michael Ovitz for TV, Film Deals

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Ghosn is working with Michael Ovitz, the founder of Creative Artists Agency and former president of Walt Disney Co., to explore film and TV projects.
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A deal with a studio could be a significant financial boon to Ghosn, who forfeited $14 million in bail money when he fled Japan at the end of December, a caper that one security expert estimated could have cost him another $15 million.

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Lebanon and Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate.

Lebanon rejects Japanese request for Ghosn extradition. Ex-Nissan chief will be tried in Lebanon if necessary.


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And now US FEDs have arrested two people (father-son duo) who provides private security to contract. These two were seen with Ghosn at Istanbul Airport.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/20/...-escape-japan/
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And now US FEDs have arrested two people (father-son duo) who provides private security to contract. These two were seen with Ghosn at Istanbul Airport.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/20/...-escape-japan/
Jalopnik reprints the Japanese Prosecutors request in a lot of detail. Pretty damning. I would have thought that these guys would have covered their tracks more diligently.
https://jalopnik.com/former-green-be...ged-1843562595
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The Ghosn escape mystery once deepening, is being revealed step by step. The arrest of the father-son duo Michael-Peter Taylor in the U.S. made headlines a few days ago. The involvement of a third person George-Antonie Zayek is also revealed.

The two black boxes involved and the fact that Michael and Zayek posed as musicians, seems hilarious. The musicians were a duo, the Michael-Zayek Band, which soon became a trio, the Michael-Peter-Zayek Band. Soon, the band is again back as a duo as Peter's out. A new anonymous bassist Carlos Ghosn joins the duo, but prefers to remain in the speaker black box, delivering his bass notes from there itself.

After performing as musicians in Japan, the band reaches Istanbul and thereafter they safely land at Lebanon. The target was 'New Year 2020' celebrations at Lebanon !

If we look at the mystery from the lens of a car maker, we can very well ask :-

Q : "Was Carlos Ghosn carried as a Fully Built Unit (FBU) or as a Semi Knocked Down (SKD) kit or as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kit ?"

A: " Fully Built Unit".

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Old 23rd May 2020, 20:05   #237
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So all those movies showing former CIA etc employed as mercenaries to fight someone, extract someone is true

But not sure if any Japanese official has been charged. Was really bad to allow a high profile person escape like that.
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