>> All three companies.>> Car maker Nissan is seeking to block former chairman Carlos Ghosn from his apartment in Rio De Janeiro. They say they're worried that the Brazilian-born executive, arrested and removed from his role for alleged financial misconduct, may remove or destroy evidence if allowed in inside.
Ghosn has been detained in Tokyo since his November 19th arrest, accused of conspiring with former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly to understate his compensation by about half the actual 10 billion yen, or $88 million, over five years from 2010. Meanwhile, a Brazilian court ruled that Ghosn could have access to the Nissan-owned apartment in the Copacabana neighborhood.
Nissan said in a statement on Sunday it was now petitioning to a higher court to reverse that decision. Ghosn's 22-day detention expires on Monday, though that does not mean he will be released as he could face re-arrest. A source close to the prosecutor's office told Reuters that Monday could also see Ghosn, Kelly and Nissan itself indicted.