The ex-soldier and his son are held in the US for allegedly helping the ex-Nissan boss flee Japan.Read more
Shares in Nissan have fallen nearly 10% to their lowest in over a decade, after the struggling Japanese carmarker announced sharp cuts to to its annual profit forecast and said it wouldn't pay a dividend for the second half of the financial year.
Nissan has been badly shaken by the scandal surrounding former boss Carlos Ghosn, combined with a slump in sales.
Japanese car maker Nissan has filed a civil lawsuit against its former chairman Carlos Ghosn.
The suit, filed at Yokohama District Court, seeks an initial amount of $90m (£69.5m).
Mr Ghosn is currently in Lebanon after jumping bail in Japan where he faces charges of financial misconduct.
He denies charges of financial wrongdoing in Japan, claiming the country's justice system is "rigged".
Japanese authorities have issued arrest warrants for the men who are thought to have smuggled former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn out of the country and into Lebanon.
The arrest warrants were issued for Michael Taylor, a former US Green Beret, and two other men, George-Antoine Zayek and Peter Taylor who allegedly helped Mr Ghosn flee Japan ahead of a trial on charges of under-reporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds, all of which he denies.
A warrant was also issued for Mr Ghosn for illegally leaving the country.
Lawyers for fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn have hit back after the firm published a report on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday.
"This report confirms that Nissan’s investigation was biased, lacked integrity and independence, and was designed and executed for the predetermined purpose of taking out Carlos Ghosn. These acts don’t serve the truth, nor they are in line with the company’s interests," the laywers said.
Carlos Ghosn's Japanese lawyers have quit after the former Nissan boss's shock escape to Beirut last month.
Reuters reports that lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka (pictured) and his colleague Takashi Takano are no longer representing Mr Ghosn, who skipped bail in December when he fled for Lebanon in December.
At the time of Mr Ghosn's escape, Mr Hironaka said: "I want to ask him ‘how could you do this to us?'”