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Ghosn’s right-hand man stands high chance of acquittal in Japan: ex-prosecutor

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TOKYO (Reuters) – A lieutenant to Carlos Ghosn who is facing charges in Japan for underreporting his salary at Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) stands a very high chance of being acquitted, as would Ghosn had he remained in Japan to face trial, a former prosecutor said. FILE PHOTO: Greg Kelly,......
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Huawei CFO’s lawyers argue U.S. extradition case does not pass Canadian law

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VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver court on Tuesday, where her lawyers argued for a second straight day that the U.S. extradition request against Meng is founded in sanctions violation. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves B.C. Supreme Court for......
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Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor’s arguments ‘circular’

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a case management conference in advance of her extradition hearing at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) – Extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States based......
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Carlos Ghosn’s Japanese lawyers quit after former Nissan chief absconds

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese attorneys representing Carlos Ghosn, including lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, quit on Thursday following the former Nissan chief’s flight to Lebanon from Japan, where he had been fighting financial misconduct charges. In an emailed statement, Hironaka said everyone involved in the case at his practice had resigned.......
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Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer Hironaka resigns: NHK

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FILE PHOTO: Junichiro Hironaka, chief lawyer of the ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn, attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Ousted Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) boss Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer, Junichiro Hironaka, has resigned following his client’s flight to......
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Exclusive: ‘I’m happy he did it’ – in Beirut, wife of fugitive Ghosn slams Japanese justice

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos and Carole Ghosn, the former first couple of carmaker Nissan, are united again in Beirut. They hold hands in the street and whisper together in a mix of Arabic and French. They kiss. But the pair’s most visceral display of unity comes when they talk about......
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Chile’s Codelco says uncovered $22 million insurance fraud involving unions

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s state-owned Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit over an alleged scam in insurance contracts drawn up by unions for workers at its Chuquicamata and Radomiro Tomic mines. FILE PHOTO: Codelco’s logo is seen at the entrance of its......
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Canadian court denies media request to broadcast Huawei CFO hearing

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FILE PHOTO – Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to appear in British Columbia supreme court for a hearing, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson (Reuters) – A Canadian court on Monday denied a media consortium’s request to broadcast a portion of......
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U.S. rejects Avenatti claim that ‘document dump’ justifies Nike trial delay

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Monday rejected Michael Avenatti’s claim that they overwhelmed him with large amounts of material for the Jan. 21 trial accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc (NKE.N), and that the material should be excluded or the trial delayed by 30......
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India orders antitrust probe of Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India ordered an investigation of Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart on Monday over alleged violations of competition law in the latest setback for U.S. e-commerce giants operating in the country. FILE PHOTO: People move past a hoarding of Amazon India outside a metro rail station in......
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Japan seeks Interpol wanted notice for Carlos Ghosn’s wife

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese authorities have requested the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) for an Interpol wanted notice for the wife of former Nissan Motor (7201.T) boss Carole Ghosn, local media reported on Saturday. If the notice is issued for his wife, Carole, the couple’s travel chances outside of Lebanon......
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Japan seeks Interpol wanted notice for wife of ex Nissan boss

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After escaping Japan, Ghosn feels Lebanese crisis

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn’s daring escape from Japan to Lebanon may have cast light on his wealth and influence, but in Beirut the ex-Nissan boss can only get a few hundred dollars a week from the bank because of the country’s deep financial crisis. FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan chairman......
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Ghosn ‘very comfortable’ after Lebanon questioning: lawyer

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BEIRUT/TOKYO (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer said he was “very comfortable” with legal proceedings in Lebanon on Thursday, after the fugitive ex-Nissan boss was questioned over an extradition request from Japan where he faces financial misappropriation charges. Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon, his childhood home, last month as he awaited......
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Lebanon imposes travel ban on Ghosn after questioning over warrant: judicial source

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FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrives to deliver a news conference at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut, Lebanon January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Lebanese prosecutor imposed a travel ban on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, a judicial source said, after he......
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Japan minister launches counterattack after Ghosn blasts justice system

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s justice minister launched a rare and forceful public takedown of auto executive-turned-fugitive Carlos Ghosn after he blasted the country’s legal system as allowing him “zero chance” of a fair trial as he sought to justify his escape to Beirut. FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn......
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Japan justice minister calls Ghosn’s accusations ‘absolutely intolerable’

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn’s accusations against Japan’s legal system are “absolutely intolerable”, Justice Minister Masako Mori said on Thursday, firing back at the auto executive-turned-fugitive shortly after his highly anticipated media appearance in Beirut. Japan’s Justice Minister Masako Mori attends an extraordinary news conference after former Nissan chairman Carlos......
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Seeking justice: the legal risks facing fugitive Carlos Ghosn

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PARIS (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday he was the victim of a conspiracy to oust him from the helm of automaker Nissan and escaped from Japan because he could not defend himself against baseless charges of financial misconduct. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn attends a news conference at......
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Fugitive ex-Nissan boss Ghosn hits out at carmaker and Japan

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn, speaking publicly for the first since his dramatic escape from Japanese justice, told reporters in Beirut he had been treated “brutally” by Tokyo prosecutors and was the victim of a conspiracy to oust him from the helm of automaker Nissan. Wearing a blue suit and......
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Former Nissan chief Ghosn says he was brutally taken from his family

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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrives to deliver a news conference at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut, Lebanon January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir TOKYO (Reuters) – Former Nissan head Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday said he was brutally taken from his family and friends by Japanese prosecutors. Ghosn was speaking......

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