AMSTERDAM — Carlos Ghosn has launched a court docket case within the Netherlands towards Japanese carmakers Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, who ousted him as chairman of their alliance final yr on fees of embezzlement, Dutch newspaper NRC reported on Saturday.
Ghosn is looking for 15 million euros ($16.eight million) in damages from the carmakers, as grave errors had been made when he was sacked, NRC reported, citing his lawyer.
“Within the Netherlands, if you wish to hearth an govt you need to first inform him what he’s being accused of, and you need to present him with the proof for the accusations. Neither of these issues has occurred,” lawyer Laurens de Graaf instructed NRC.
Ghosn fell from grace late final yr when he was arrested in Japan and sacked by Nissan on fees of economic misconduct, which he denies. He has additionally been fired because the CEO and chairman of French carmaker Renault.
Ghosn was freed in April from jail in Japan on a $4.5 million bail.
Amongst different fees of fraud and misconduct, Nissan and Mitsubishi have stated Ghosn improperly acquired $9 million in compensation from their three way partnership.
Suspect bills Ghosn made when he chaired Renault and Nissan amounted to about 11 million euros, Renault’s board stated in June.
Ghosn holds French, Lebanese and Brazilian citizenship, however opted for the fiscally extra pleasant Netherlands as his tax domicile in 2012. The holding firm for the Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance can also be integrated within the Netherlands.
The district court docket in Amsterdam is reviewing the case however has not set a trial date but, NRC stated. ($1 = 0.8913 euros) (Reporting by Bart Meijer Enhancing by Gareth Jones)