Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Indicted in Japan as Pay Scandal Escalates

December 10, 2018

Carlos Ghosn and Nissan Motor Co. were indicted in Japan Monday for understating the high-flying car executive’s income by $43 million, as Tokyo prosecutors pushed ahead with the criminal investigation that has shaken the global auto industry.

Former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly was also indicted, three weeks after he and Ghosn were arrested in Japan and accused of financial crimes.

Under the Japanese system, indictment allows prosecutors to lay formal charges. While a detainee may be able to apply for bail, Ghosn — who was ousted as Nissan’s chairman shortly after his Nov. 19 arrest — will likely remain behind bars because he was also re-arrested on new allegations of understating income that pertain to a different time period, prosecutors said in Tokyo Monday.

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