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Fugitive Ghosn Aims to Settle Scores in Book, Slamming Japan

  • Former auto executive lashes out at Nissan, Japan government
  • Ghosn details arrest, interrogation, boardroom machinations
Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn

Photographer: Tamara Abdul Hadi/Bloomberg
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Executive-turned-international fugitive Carlos Ghosn is gunning for revenge in a new book published this week about the events surrounding his arrest in Tokyo two years ago, 130-day Japanese imprisonment and dramatic escape to Lebanon.

The former high-flying chairman of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, who has denied financial misconduct charges leveled against him, has long said he was set up to prevent deeper integration between the two automakers, part of a three-way alliance with Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Ghosn remains holed up in Beirut after jumping bail in December and fleeing Tokyo with the help of a former Green Beret, who with his son is now facing extradition to Japan from the U.S.