Money transfers allegedly linked to Ghosn escape

Money transfers allegedly linked to Ghosn escape

May 23, 2020

Ankara (Turkey), May 23: Turkish media are reporting a series of suspicious money transfers allegedly connected to the escape of former Nissan chairman Garlos Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon.
Ghosn was smuggled out in a private jet in December while out on bail in Tokyo. He flew to Turkey and then to Lebanon.
Early this month, Turkish prosecutors indicted seven people with Istanbul-based MNG Jet, including a manager and four pilots, on charges of smuggling a migrant.
According to reports, the indictment says 11 money transfers totaling about 300,000 dollars went into a bank account belonging to the manager between last October and December.
The manager has reportedly told prosecutors that a person who arranged Ghosn's escape had threatened to harm his family if he didn't cooperate.
The prosecutors are expected to question the manager in a trial due to start in July about whether the money came from Ghosn's side.
Source: NHK World