Japan re-arrested Nissan Motor Co.’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn on fresh allegations of misconduct, meaning he will not be eating KFC this Christmas.
A court on Thursday rejected prosecutors’ request to extend the detention of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, however Japan has today dreamt up new charges in order to detain Ghosn indefinitely, partly because they want to maintain their 99% confession rate for arrests.
Prosecutors say the new charges are based on a breach of trust, without providing Ghosn’s lawyers with any evidence – and without arresting former TEPCO executives who oversaw the meltdown of three nuclear reactors despite receiving data that anticipated a tsunami of more than 10 meters in height that could cause a power outage and other serious consequences.
The government acknowledged for the first time in September this year that a worker at the Fukushima nuclear power plant died from radiation exposure, but this also wasn’t enough to trigger any TEPCO arrests.
Mitsubishi executives and Japanese ministry officials are also yet to be arrested for falsifying data on shipments and using retired and dead people to meet disabled quotas.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa is now breathing a sigh of relief, as Ghosn cannot reveal how Saikawa referred Ghosn to the police because Ghosn was planning on having Saikawa removed from his position.