Ghosn Flees to Lebanon to Escape ‘Rigged’ Japan Legal System

Dec 31, 2019 · 4 min read
Carlos Ghosn in March 2019. Photo: Takaaki Iwabu/Bloomberg

By Ania Nussbaum, Kae Inoue, Angus Whitley, and Dana Khraiche

Carlos Ghosn, the fallen automotive titan facing trial for financial crimes, fled to Lebanon to escape what he called Japan’s “rigged” justice system.

The dramatic exit followed Ghosn’s equally dramatic arrest just over a year ago in Tokyo on charges of financial misconduct…