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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Ghosn family and Nissan fight for access to Rio apartment

Automaker had changed locks on $4m residence to protect evidence

The luxury Rio de Janeiro apartment bought by Nissan Motor in 2011 for its now-ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn overlooks the famed Copacabana Beach.   © Reuters

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Nissan Motor and the family of ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn are battling over the right to enter a luxury apartment in Rio de Janeiro bought with the automaker's money for Ghosn's use.

The residence reportedly has artwork and safes, which Nissan considers evidence of Ghosn's alleged understatement of his compensation. The Ghosn family says they should have access to personal assets.

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