The wife of detained former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn
has flown to France to plead with the government in Paris to
intervene in her husband's case, the Financial Times reported on
"I think the French government should do more for him. I don't think they've done enough. I don't think he's had enough support and he's calling for assistance. As a French citizen, it should be a right," Carole Ghosn told the paper before boarding a flight in Tokyo.
Ghosn was rearrested in Japan on Thursday on allegations that he benefited from the use of part of 3.5 billion yen (31 million dollars) paid by Nissan to an Omani dealer. Police confiscated Carole Ghosn's Lebanese passport in the dawn raid on their Tokyo apartment but failed to find her US passport. She said she had decided to leave and attempt to fight his case through human rights groups. "I'm all alone here. It's traumatizing what happened," she told the FT. "If my husband is in detention and I'm here, I won't be useful. I'm going to France ... and be more useful where I can be."
Ghosn was first arrested on November 19 and charged with financial misconduct and breach of trust. He spent 108 days in custody before being released in early March. He denies the allegations against him. It's unclear whether the French government will be willing to intervene in his case.
Last week French carmaker Renault - a partner of Nissan and of which Ghosn was also chairman and chief executive until his resignation in January - said it had reported further expenses incurred by Ghosn to prosecutors.
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