The former head of Nissan gon pleaded not guilty of deliberate concealment of income, write media

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in fotoangelo rut. Archival photoThe former head of Nissan gon pleaded not guilty of deliberate concealment of income, write media© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

The former head of Japanese carmaker Nissan, Carlos Ghosn denies guilt, deliberate concealment of income was reported by broadcaster NHK, citing sources.

Gon was arrested on Monday on suspicion that he had not declared all of their income. The amount is hidden from the Declaration of income for 8 years, from 2010 to 2017 is estimated at 8 billion yen (about 71 million). And prosecutors suspect that he personally gave orders about it to one of the members of the Board of Directors, also arrested on Monday, Greg Kelly.

Citing sources the television station reports that the gon stated that he had no intention of concealment of income. This is the first reaction of the former head of the automaker charges the Prosecutor’s office. It became known that Kelly, too, denies any wrongdoing and insists that the remuneration of the Gon were appointed, as necessary, in coordination with other members of the Board of Directors.

As found by the Japanese Prosecutor’s office, gon understated data in the income Declaration from 2010 to 2017 by approximately 8 billion yen (about 71 million). Until 2010, when the Declaration of high income of the company became mandatory, he received a year of 2 billion yen ($18 million). Then, fearing criticism in receiving inflated wages, it was provided only half that amount, and the second half about 1 billion yen ($9 million) «set aside» to get then after retirement as severance pay and contracts for consulting services of the company.

According to Japanese law, severance pay must also be declared as soon as it becomes known its amount.

At the same time as it became known to the company, and the salaries of Directors and heads of the company was in the sole jurisdiction of the Rut. The company did not exist and «the remuneration Committee» which would determine the income and payment management.

On Monday, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the automaker Nissan Carlos Ghosn, and his right hand in the company Greg Kelly was arrested by the special division of the Tokyo Prosecutor’s office on suspicion of underreporting income. Currently, the office of public Prosecutor considers a question on excitation of individual cases against the company as a legal entity. The reason for this may be the fact that rut for a long time did not indicate the portion of their income and this occurred with the active participation of senior employees of the company.

Earlier it was reported that the gon has acquired a property in Paris, Beirut, Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam with company money. Their acquisition was in no way due to official or commercial necessity, they were in the Rut and his family. The purchase and construction of apartments Nissan is estimated at several billion yen (several tens of millions of dollars). The company considered that in this case, the gon was required to specify them in the Declaration of income, as used company funds for their own purposes.

The group has provided this information to the Prosecutor. The acquisition of real estate took place with the direct participation of Kelly. He gave orders to the Executive Directors on the transaction as the purchase of apartments on the corporate media. The Prosecutor’s office was able to negotiate with several of them that they will be made concessions in the case of the provision of information and cooperation with the investigation.