Nissan plans to file a civil suit against ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn to claim for damages resulting from alleged misuse of company funds, a person with knowledge of the issue said, which would add to the high profile executive’s legal headaches.
Ghosn, who remains chairman and chief executive of Nissan partner Renault, has already been charged with three counts of financial misconduct and has been held at a detention centre in Tokyo for nearly two months.
On Tuesday, a Tokyo court denied his request for release on bail, raising the possibility that he may remain in custody for months before his trial begins.
Ghosn denies the charges against him, which include understating his salary for a total of eight years and temporarily transferring personal financial losses on to Nissan’s books.
A court sketch shows ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn during an open hearing at Tokyo District Court in Tokyo. (Reuters)