- Title: Turkish operator says Ghosn used its jets illegally in escape from Japan
- Date: 3rd January 2020
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (JANUARY 3, 2020) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF POLICE STATION WHERE DETAINED PILOTS AND OFFICIALS ARE BEING HELD POLICEMAN GETTING OUT TURKISH FLAG AT MAST SIGN OF POLICE STATION DETAINED MAN BEING ESCORTED TO VAN OTHER SUSPECTS TAKEN TO VAN POLICEMEN GETTING INTO VAN POLICEMAN MOUNTING SECURITY VANS LEAVING FOR COURTHOUSE
- Embargoed: 17th January 2020 09:42
- Keywords: Carlos Ghosn MNG jet airlines Nissan
- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY, INTERNET
- City: ISTANBUL, TURKEY, INTERNET
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA001BUMBLMV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Turkish private aircraft operator MNG Jet said on Friday (January 3) that its planes were used illegally in the escape from Japan of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, adding it had filed a criminal complaint.
Ghosn has become an international fugitive after he revealed on Tuesday (December 31) he had fled to Lebanon to escape what he called a "rigged" justice system in Japan, where he faces charges relating to alleged financial crimes.
In a written statement, the company said two separate private jets were leased to two different clients in December 2019, adding that one of the company's employees had admitted falsifying records by not including Ghosn's name in the official documentation.
On Thursday (January 2), Turkish police detained seven people, including four pilots, as part of an investigation into Ghosn's passage through the country. The detainees were sent to court on Friday after giving statements to police on the incident.
(Production: Bulent Usta, Omer Berberoglu)
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