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Carlos Ghosn: 'I am helping everyone who helped me'

The former Nissan chairman said that he is 'in general' helping all those who assisted him when he escaped from Japan

Carlos Ghosn: 'I am helping everyone who helped me'

Carlos Ghosn is helping everyone who came to his aid after being arrested in Japan, the former Nissan Motor chairman said in an interview.

Ghosn, who is the ex-chairman of the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance, was taken into custody in 2018 for allegedly underreporting his salary and using company funds for personal purposes. He has denied all accusations.

In December, however, Ghosn dramatically escaped from house arrest in Japan and travelled to Lebanon.

Japanese authorities have requested that the US extradite Michael Taylor – a former member of the US Army Special Forces – and his son Peter, both of whom stand accused of helping spirit Ghosn away from Japan.

In an interview with Al Arabiya, Ghosn declined to comment specifically on the Taylors’ case, but said that is “helping everyone who helped me.”

“I’m helping with my means, with my thinking, and in any way I can,” he said, noting that he is helping some people “in general” rather that commenting on specific cases.

Last week, a US court said that the Taylors’ pose too much of a flight risk to be released from detention on bail.

Earlier this month, four pilots, two cabin crew and an executive of a Turkish-based private jet company appeared in court on charges they helped Ghosn escape Japan through Turkey. 

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