Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan executive-turned-fugitive who escaped Japan to avoid trial for financial crimes, promised new revelations into collusion between the automaker, prosecutors and the government in a forthcoming book.
“Wait until I publish my book,” Ghosn said Friday in a live video conference link from Beirut, where he has been living since the end of last year. “You will understand much more about the facts. We have a lot of people talking behind the scenes.”
Arrested in November 2018 in Tokyo on charges of financial misdeeds and then freed on bail, Ghosn made a dramatic escape to Lebanon in December with the help of a former Green Beret. He has denied the charges, saying they were part of a conspiracy to prevent further integration between Nissan Motor Co. and Renault.
A former high-flying CEO with homes around the world, he has been holed up in Lebanon, which doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Japan. A spokeswoman confirmed Ghosn is working with former…