Sources say Tokyo prosecutors decided not to indict two senior Nissan Motor officials in relation to alleged financial misconduct involving the Japanese carmaker's former chairman Carlos Ghosn. The two had agreed on a plea-bargain deal with prosecutors.
One of them, a former aide to Ghosn, is a foreign national, and the other is a former official in the secretarial office.
Prosecutors in Tokyo have asked judges to question the wife of Carlos Ghosn in connection with funds allegedly misappropriated by the former Nissan Motor chairman.
Ghosn was arrested on Thursday for the fourth time on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust involving Nissan funds sent to the automaker's Omani dealership.
Tokyo prosecutors have asked former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn to accompany them voluntarily to their office. They suspect him of misappropriating company funds for personal use.
A vehicle believed to be carrying Ghosn entered the premises of the prosecutors' office around 7 a.m. on Thursday. They will question Ghosn and appear ready to rearrest him on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust.
A prosecution inquest panel concluded that prosecutors did a woefully inadequate job in investigating the dubious sale of state-owned land to an educational institution whose one-time head touted his close ties to the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The decision released March 29 obliges prosecutors to reopen their investigation into a scandal that has dogged Abe for well over a year, which also involves the tampering of public documents.
Tokyo prosecutors have filed a quasi-appeal after the Tokyo District Court's decision on Tuesday to grant bail to former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Ghosn has been detained for 107 days, since his first arrest last November. He's been indicted for underreporting his executive compensation in violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and aggravated breach of trust for inappropriately shifting Nissan's funds.
Tokyo prosecutors have filed a quasi-appeal after the Tokyo District Court granted bail to former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday.
Ghosn could be released on Tuesday for the first time in 107 days if the court dismisses the quasi-appeal and the former auto executive pays 8.9 million dollars in bail.
Prosecutors have brought a new indictment against Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn. The former auto tycoon has been charged with aggravated breach of trust, and with violating a financial law by underreporting his compensation.
Prosecutors say Ghosn shifted personal foreign exchange contracts with potential losses of about 16 million dollars onto Nissan.
Tokyo prosecutors have brought a new indictment against Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn. The former auto tycoon has been charged with aggravated breach of trust and with violating a financial law by underreporting his compensation.
It's alleged Ghosn inappropriately transferred funds from a Nissan subsidiary to a Saudi Arabian businessman's company after the man helped Ghosn cover personal investment losses.
Japanese police have sent a 21-year-old man to prosecutors on allegations of hitting pedestrians with his car in central Tokyo early on New Year's Day.
Police say Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove his rented vehicle along a crowded street in the Harajuku shopping district just after midnight, and injured nine people.