Carole Ghosn Questioned as Witness for Husband's Trial


Tokyo, April 11 (Jiji Press)--Carole Ghosn, the wife of former Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn, was questioned at Tokyo District Court on Thursday as a witness for her husband's upcoming trial.

She is believed to have denied that Ghosn redirected Nissan money to a shell company effectively owned by him via a car dealer in Oman. The session was not open to the public.

According to investigations by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office and other sources, part of the Nissan money ended up at a company headed by her. The company bought a yacht for use by Ghosn's family.

In the session, she was expected to face questions about the flow of the money and the process of the yacht purchase, the sources said.

Under the criminal procedure and other laws, if a person who apparently has knowledge indispensable to an investigation refuses to undergo voluntary questioning, prosecutors may request a court summons for questioning the person as a witness.

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