Against the past three weeks, in jail former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn as well as the group itself is levied in Japan on charges of violation of stock exchange requirements. This is the company announced in Tokyo, thus confirming corresponding media reports.

The Prosecutor’s office accuses Ghosn, a further, likewise in custody, sitting Ex-Manager and the company overall, to have money references in official Reports as being too low to quantify. Accordingly, to about five billion Yen (39 million euros) in a period of five years. In addition to Ghosn personally to the company’s capital of the auto manufacturer Nissan is enriched.

Because of this allegation was Ghosn has been in the middle of November. Recently, the public Prosecutor issued a new arrest warrant, the detention for the 64-Year-olds extended until the end of the year.

He denies the allegations. Nissan and Mitsubishi dropped him as a consequence of the affair, as Chairman of the Board. The French car maker Renault, Ghosn is formally still the boss of the group. Acting represents him, however, the previous number two, Thierry Bolloré.

The auto companies Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi had Recently said that they wanted to hold on to, regardless of the investigation to their Alliance. Ghosn is considered the architect of the Alliance, which last year sold more cars than any other group.