Nissan to fire chairman after whistleblower triggers misconduct probe

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By Associated Press

TOKYO — Nissan Motor Co. said Monday that it will dismiss its chairman after finding that he under-reported his income “over many years,” among other allegations of misconduct.

The Yokohama-based company said the violations were discovered during an investigation over several months that was instigated by a whistleblower. Brazilian-born Carlos Ghosn, 64, also allegedly engaged in personal use of company assets, it said.

Nissan said it was providing information to the prosecutors and cooperating with their investigation. The allegations also concern another Nissan executive, its representative director Greg Kelly.

Japanese media said Ghosn voluntarily submitted to questioning by Tokyo prosecutors on Monday.

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