French investigators question fugitive auto titan Carlos Ghosn

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French investigating judges questioned the high-flying auto executive-turned-international fugitive Carlos Ghosn for several hours in Beirut on Monday.

Ghosn, who simultaneously led three automakers as part of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance, has been fighting multiple probes since fleeing Japan in late 2019 in a daring escape that allegedly involved an ex-special forces soldier who helped Ghosn hide in a music equipment box.

Ghosn hopes to clear his name in the multiple legal challenges against him in France, his legal team told reporters Monday.

“It is the very first time that our client can explain himself in front of the judges with his lawyers sitting next to him and after preparing his defense,” Jean Tamalet, one of Ghosn’s lawyers, told reporters, according to Reuters. “It is the very first time of justice for Carlos Ghosn since he was…

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