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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Nissan sues Carlos Ghosn for $90m in damages

Automaker accuses fugitive ex-boss of 'corrupt practices over many years'

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to reporters in Beirut on Jan. 8, after his escape from Japan.    © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday it has filed a 10 billion yen ($90 million) damages suit against former Chairman Carlos Ghosn over "his corrupt practices," staging a face-off with the fugitive former boss who has accused the automaker of "conspiracy" to oust him.

Nissan said the lawsuit at the Yokohama District Court is aimed at holding Ghosn accountable for "his corrupt practices over many years" such as "fraudulent payments made to or by Ghosn," including private use of company jets and use of overseas residential property without paying rent.

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