The Japanese media said on Sunday that Nissan's former president, Carlos Ghosn, has denied accusations of financial misbehavior and has claimed that he has no intention of making a false report. Brazilian born Tycoon, who has not spoken publicly after being arrested on Monday, told the prosecutors that he does not intend to reduce his income on financial reports, public broadcaster NHK said. Without using his right to remain silent, Ghosan advocated the prosecutors his views, while the NHK citing unknown sources. Ghosn was dismissed as Nissan Chairman on Thursday, once a splendid fall from grace for the respected boss, whose arrest and exclusion have surprised the business world.
Prosecutors accused Ghosn and fellow executive Greg Kelly for reporting the income of the former president about five billion yen (44 million). Kelly denied the allegations and said that Ghosn's salary had been properly paid, the news reports said. Local media reported on Sunday that Nissan had created a "secret" team to investigate alleged financial misbehavior at the beginning of this year. Japan's Kyodo News citing unidentified sources cautiously investigated internal investigation of a small team linked to Nissan board members on concerns about the possible destruction of evidence by Ghosan. Ghosan is being detained in the Tokyo detention center.