Former CEO of Nissan and Renault, Carlos Ghosn, fled from Japan for Lebanon, via private jet, of course. Even when CEOs are fugitives, commercial flights are not good enough. Although Ghosn was released from jail and was living in Tokyo, he was order not to leave the country. Generally, courts require passport surrenders when someone makes bail. So, it remain unclear how he escaped Japan or how he got into Lebanon. However, Lebanon is his homeland and the fact that he was featured on a 2017 Lebanese postage stamp might explain his uncanny ability to flit across the globe whilst facing charges related to his expenditures including the cost of a Louis the XIV costume birthday party at Versailles. Perhaps he used his costume as a disguise. However, a guy from Lebanon in a French king’s suit and a powdered wig probably should have raised a few immigration flags.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Ghosn remains defiant about the criminal charges. One could say that flight to a non-extradition country does not bode well for cooperation or even a trial.