Pursued by the Japanese justice system for reduced income between 2015 and 2018 but also for breach of trust, Carlos Ghosn is also suspected of having paid his sister for thirteen years for consultancy activities in Brazil … Fictitious activities?
“My sister … My sister’s contract. They say: ‘Ah! He signs a contract, and she did nothing’!” he exclaimed at his press conference in Beirut on January 8, a week after his resounding escape from Japan. According to the former CEO of Renault-Nissan, as president of the chamber of commerce in Rio de Janeiro, Claudine Bichara de Oliveira was “a key element” Nissan’s success by participating in the construction of factories for the group.
“Paid up to $ 50,000 a year … and we don’t know exactly why”
A line of defense that makes Laurent Léger, head of investigation at the magazine tickle The Express. “It has nothing to do with her sister’s letters of employment, which offered to advise her on donations made by Nissan.” The journalist has in his possession several of these documents signed by Carlos Ghosn. “Kinds of very simple contracts, one page”, announcing the creation of a “Council responsible for examining donation activities – it is unclear what this means”. Who is then the number one Nissan there “offers Claudine Oliveira, without saying that it is her sister, a post of adviser”.
For this activity of which Nissan did not find any trace, Carlos Ghosn’s sister was paid between 2003 and 2016 “about $ 50,000 a year, specifies Laurent Léger … and we don’t know exactly why. “ The car group suspects a fictitious job. “Further investigation” sought to contact Claudine Oliveira in Brazil. Without success…
Extract of “Carlos Ghosn: catch me if you can!”, A document by “Further investigation” to be seen on January 16, 2020.