Nissan's Munoz Takes Leave of Absence in Wake of Ghosn Arrest
(Bloomberg) -- Nissan Motor Co.’s chief performance officer is taking leave of absence to assist in “special tasks arising from recent events,” according to a company spokesman, who provided no further details. The move follows the November arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Munoz’s leave would “allow him to assist the company by concentrating on special tasks arising from recent events,” Nicholas Maxfield, a Nissan spokesman, said in an email on Saturday. Ghosn was arrested on Nov. 19 for alleged financial crimes.
Nissan has also been indicted over under-reporting Ghosn’s income, while his former aide, Greg Kelly -- an ex-Nissan representative director -- is alleged to have helped him under-report his compensation from the carmaker by tens of millions of dollars. Both Ghosn and Kelly have denied the allegations through their lawyers.
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