New Ghosn lawyer on French, Lebanese probe

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(4 Jun 2021) Lawyers of Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said on Friday their client has answered hundreds of questions from French and Lebanese investigators over the past week, describing him as “happy and satisfied” to be given the opportunity to explain himself over accusations of financial misconduct.  
The auto magnate-turned-fugitive has been interrogated since Monday by French and Lebanese investigative judges in Beirut about the financing of lavish parties he threw at the Versailles Palace as the head of the Renault-Nissan car alliance.
They’re also examining 11 million euros in spending on private planes and events arranged by a Dutch holding company, and subsidies to a car dealership in Oman.
His lawyers now say they are looking at how to resolve the issue of whether Ghosn can be handed preliminary charges or if the case against him can be dropped, considering that he is being interrogated outside of France.  
His interrogation in Beirut was the first opportunity for Ghosn to defend himself against the French allegations since his 2018 arrest in Japan and escape to Lebanon a year later.

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