NEW YORK (AP) — One of Jeffrey Epstein’s guards the night he hanged himself in his federal jail cell wasn’t a regular correctional officer, according to a person familiar with the detention center, which is now under scrutiny for what Attorney General William Barr on Monday called “serious irregularities.” Epstein, 66, was found Saturday morning in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a jail previously renowned for its ability to hold notorious prisoners under extremely tight security. “I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was, and frankly angry to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner,” Barr said at a police conference in New Orleans. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation. The FBI and the office of inspector general are doing just that.” He added: “We will get to the bottom of what … [Read more...] about Questions swirl around Epstein’s monitoring before suicide
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Inside the Tensions at Carlos Ghosn’s Nissan Advertisement Supported by Once seen as a model of global cooperation, the Nissan-Renault alliance seethed with fear and rivalries, raising questions about its future. ByHiroko Tabuchi March 28, 2019 TOKYO — It was 2011, and Carlos Ghosn was preparing his automotive empire for its most ambitious phase yet. Under his plan, within five years, Some people at Nissan suspected another motive. Engineers at Nissan and Renault began receiving less money to develop separate models. In effect, they were being forced to work together. Nissan insiders worried that Mr. Ghosn was quietly trying to fuse the Japanese company to the French one. But few dared to object or raise doubts about a possible merger. Mr. Ghosn was, as a critical governance report … [Read more...] about Inside the Tensions at Carlos Ghosn’s Nissan
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Carlos Ghosn Is Out of Jail. What Happens Next? Advertisement Supported by Statistics on convictions indicate that the odds are against Mr. Ghosn in his trial. ByAmie Tsang March 6, 2019 Carlos Ghosn, the man who created what was effectively the world’s largest carmaker, has been released on bail after spending more than three months in jail. Mr. Ghosn once oversaw the alliance of Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi and was the consummate high-flying executive. On Wednesday, he walked out of a Japanese detention center disguised as a construction worker to prepare for a trial on charges of financial misconduct. Under the terms of his bail — set at 1 billion yen, or almost $9 million — he cannot leave Japan. Here is what has happened since his arrest and what he faces now. Why was … [Read more...] about Carlos Ghosn Is Out of Jail. What Happens Next?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | What if Carlos Ghosn Were Charged in the U.S.? DealBook Supported by White Collar Watch ByPeter J. Henning Feb. 13, 2019 Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them. __________ Carlos Ghosn, the former leader of the car-making alliance that included Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault, has been detained in Tokyo since Nov. 19 on suspicion of understating his salary for eight years. He would be in a very different situation if he were in the United States. Indeed, the arrest and continued detention of Mr. Ghosn highlights how differently criminal justice systems treat defendants. It is unlikely that he would be accused of a crime for what he did if he were in the United States — and even if he were, he would have … [Read more...] about What if Carlos Ghosn Were Charged in the U.S.?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | Carlos Ghosn May Have Spent Company Funds on Versailles Party, Renault Says Supported by ByLiz Alderman Feb. 7, 2019 PARIS — The French carmaker Renault on Thursday suggested publicly for the first time that Carlos Ghosn, its embattled former chairman and chief executive, may have misused company money to finance a lavish Marie Antoinette-themed party at Versailles to celebrate his second marriage and his new wife’s 50th birthday. Renault said in a statement that it had notified the French judicial authorities that Mr. Ghosn, the longtime leader of a car-making alliance that also includes Nissan and Mitsubishi, had personally benefited from “an exchange worth 50,000 euros,” or about $57,000, in connection with the 2016 party. France’s justice ministry did not immediately … [Read more...] about Carlos Ghosn May Have Spent Company Funds on Versailles Party, Renault Says