Nissan is suing Carlos Ghosn for $90 million

Carlos Ghosn
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Nissan has slapped its former CEO, who fled Japan while awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges, with a civil lawsuit.

The automaker is suing former chair and CEO Carlos Ghosn in Japan for 10 billion yen, or $90 million, saying it's seeking to recover damages from his alleged financial misconduct and fraud, The New York Times reports.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan worked as a culture writer at The Week from 2018 to 2023, covering the entertainment industry, including film reviews, television recaps, awards season, the box office, major movie franchises and Hollywood gossip. He has written about film and television for outlets including Bloody Disgusting, Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Heavy and The Celebrity Cafe.