- Former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi chairman Carlos Ghosn has fled Japan, where he had been awaiting trial after a 2018 arrest on financial malfeasance allegations.
- In a statement, Ghosn confirmed that he was in Lebanon, where he is a citizen.
- Lebanon doesn’t permit its citizens to be extradited, so Ghosn’s trial in Japan is likely dead.
- Ghosn is an auto-industry celebrity who should now have the opportunity to tell his side of the story in detail — and likely rail against the Japanese justice system that imprisoned and detained him for over a year.
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