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Nissan Renault’s Ghosn to be arrested on report of financial violation



Carlos GhosnNissan chairman and Renault CEO Carlos GhosnKiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

  • Renault’s shares tank as chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, is to be arrested, according to Japan’s Asahi News. 
  • A Renault representative declined to comment. 

Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan and CEO of Renault, is to be arrested in Tokyo for an alleged violation of Japan’s financial instruments and exchange act, according to the country’s Asahi News. Renault’s shares, listed in Paris, dived as much as 5% on the news, a near three-year low. 

The executive, 64, is suspected of having undereported his income on financial statements and the Brazil-born executive, who is also chairman and CEO of partner automaker Renault. He has agreed to voluntarily speak to prosecutors, the newspaper said. 

Ghosn stepped down as CEO of Nissan in 2017. Since 1999 Nissan has been part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubihsi Alliance. 

Business Insider could not independently verify the report. A Renault representative declined to comment. 

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