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4 Questions About The Arrest, Firing Of Nissan's Chairman

By Linda Chiem (November 28, 2018, 5:50 PM EST) -- Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s abrupt dismissal of Chairman Carlos Ghosn over alleged financial misdeeds has sparked a host of questions about the downfall of a prominent automotive industry leader and what's next for the companies he led.

Ghosn's sacking as chairman of the board of directors at both Nissan and Mitsubishi — days after Japanese authorities arrested him for alleged misconduct including underreporting his income and misusing Nissan funds — spells upheaval for France's Renault and Japan's Nissan and Mitsubishi. The global alliance comprising the three companies represents the world's largest automaker, and the allegations against their longtime...

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