Carlos Ghosn Hid in Musical Instrument Case to Flee Japan, Friend Says

By Kyodo News 2 January 2020

BEIRUT—Carlos Ghosn, the former chief of the Nissan-Renault auto alliance, hid in a musical instrument case that people who assisted his escape from Japan carried onto a private jet, a friend said Wednesday.

Ghosn, who was on bail facing trial for alleged financial misconduct, slipped into the case after it was brought to his Tokyo residence by a music band for a Christmas party. Ghosn was then taken to an airport in another part of Japan, Ghosn’s longtime friend Imad Ajami told Kyodo News over the phone.

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