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For the first time, French investigators are questioning Carlos Ghosn in Beirut


Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan boss, said French investigative judges will question him in Beirut starting Monday, for the first time, over allegations of financial misconduct in France that led to the confiscation of millions of euros in assets.


According to Swissinfo, defense lawyers said that they had detected procedural irregularities in the French case, which undermine the legal procedures organized by the Lebanese judicial authorities.


They added in a statement that judges would hear Ghosn as a witness, and therefore he could not challenge the legality of the procedure.


The statement stated that the team is demanding that Ghosn be given "the defendant status, because this alone would allow him to challenge the legal defects in the case."


Ghosn was arrested in Japan in 2018 on charges of failing to disclose his full wages and using the company money for personal purposes. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in all the cases brought against him.


He fled to Lebanon in December 2019 in a private jet that took off from Kansai Airport. Ghosn has been in Lebanon ever since.

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