Carlos Ghosn Added to Interpol's Most Wanted List, Sans Mugshot
Carlos Ghosn‘s daring escape from the physical boundaries of the Japanese legal system has already been entered into the annals of automotive history and filed under “legendary” status. Guilty or not, the former Nissan executive outdid most Hollywood heist movies by sneaking out of the country while still under government supervision. Nobody in the media can help themselves from discussing it, not even this outlet.
However, he’s far from being free. He’s still wanted in Japan for alleged financial misconduct and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has issued a Red Notice — which is a global bulletin for authorities to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action. Hopefully he’s famous enough for cops to identify from memory, as Interpol neglected to issue an accompanying photograph of the man.
That may be because the group only recently added him to its most wanted list. As of Wednesday, Interpol’s website only states the defamed Ghosn is “Wanted by Japan” and lists the financial charges he’s on the hook for in Asia. The filing also lists his age, gender, nationality, and spoken languages — all par for the course. But you’d think they’d have been able to snag a photo of him from somewhere.
Despite the Red Notice going into effect, Ghosn’s status as a Lebanese citizen will likely keep him from getting scooped up in Beirut and shipped back to Japan. That’s presuming he stays put in Lebanon or another nation that wouldn’t bother with extradition.
Bloomberg, which first reported the notice, said Interpol is always careful to stress the document is not the same as an official arrest warrant — though it did not offer comment about Mr. Ghosn.
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