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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Prosecutors sharpen offensive on Ghosn with new allegations

Ex-chairman suspected of arranging $15m Nissan payment to cover personal losses

Law enforcement talk to media outside Carlos Ghosn's detention center. Prosecutors have brought new charges to keep him in custody after a court rejected their request for an extension.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Just before his expected release, Carlos Ghosn was arrested for a third time on Dec. 21 in a bid by prosecutors to extend his detention. The new allegations hold that the ousted chairman inflicted losses on Nissan Motor by passing on his personal losses, altering the dynamics of the case.

Unlike the previous two arrests for understating income, for which Nissan itself was also charged, the automaker would be a victim of Ghosn's actions in an aggravated breach of trust case. 

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