Ghosn: Arrest Is 'an Attempt To Silence Me'


Ghosn: Arrest is 'an attempt to silence me'

Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has reiterated his innocence in a statement released through his agent in the United States.

Tokyo prosecutors on Thursday arrested Ghosn for a fourth time on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust.

They say Ghosn directed some of Nissan's funds to a dealership in Oman, causing the automaker to lose about 5 million dollars.

In his statement, Ghosn described his arrest as "outrageous and arbitrary." He said it is part of another attempt by some individuals at Nissan to silence him by misleading the prosecutors.

He said he will not be broken, and is innocent of the "groundless charges and accusations" against him.

Ghosn also said that his biggest wish is for a fair trial. He said he was scheduled to present his story in a news conference next week, but the prosecutors have denied him that opportunity by arresting him again.

Ghosn added that the truth will come out. He said he is confident that he will be vindicated, if tried fairly.