‘Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn’: Here's what the businessman is up to in 2022

‘Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn’: Here's what the businessman is up to in 2022
Carlos Ghosn in the true crime documenatary 'Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn' (Netflix)

For those that swear by true crime shows and podcasts, ‘Fugitive’ is definitely one for the books. A documentary that taps the vein of ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Fugitive’ is the story about the Lebanese business mogul Carlos Ghosn and his trial in Japan. Carlos had secured a CEO position at two renowned car companies, Nissan and Renault. He proceeded to be the subject of widespread controversy as executives claimed that the business mogul refused to disclose his earnings and had violated Japanese law by doing so. Carlos then went on the run before his trial, causing further outrage and making major headlines.

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Naturally, Netflix decided to take up the trail of Carlos Ghosn as their subsequent true crime adaptation. The documentary is set to air on the platform on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Fans of true crime shows can expect to indulge in all the dirty details of Carlos’ criminal story. Carlos made his escape from Japan by smuggling himself out of the country by stashing himself in a case for audio equipment. Although he made headlines back then, the recent news of the upcoming documentary has many viewers wondering: What is the bygone titan of the automotive industry upto these days? Well, here’s what he’s been doing in 2022. And if you’re a true crime bug, then ‘Dahmer- The Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’, ‘Tiger King’ and ‘Inventing Anna’ are shows you can catch once you’re done watching ‘Fugitive’.

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Carlos Ghosn during his tenure as CEO of Nissan in the documenatary 'Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn' (Netflix)
Carlos Ghosn during his tenure as CEO of Nissan in the documenatary 'Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn' (Netflix)

Where is Carlos Ghosn in 2022?

After multiple arrests and bail releases, Carlos made a grand escape to his home county of Lebanon in a music box back in 2019. Various media outlets speculated on Carlos’ return to Lebanon, which the business later confirmed through a statement released by his press representative in New York. Since Lebanon does not have extradition treaties with Japan, authorities of the country did not need to honor Japan’s arrest requests, making Carlos’ escape a strategic plan. The disgraced businessman had previously blamed Japan’s “injustice and political persecution” as his reason for fleeing the country. He now resides permanently in Lebonan.

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Recently, France has also conducted an investigation parallel to that in Japan. French prosecutors visited Lebanon’s capital Beirut, twice in the past year to question the ex-CEO of Renault. But to be formally indicted, Carlos needs to travel to France. Additionally, Carlos has been the subject of numerous documentaries and books and has released his own book titled, ‘Broken Alliances’. He also makes appearances in various interviews and makes many public appearances with his wife and family. Carlos Ghosn is still a wanted criminal outside of Lebanon.

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Carlos Ghosn in the documentary 'Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn' (Netflix)
Carlos Ghosn in the documentary 'Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn' (Netflix)

Catch the story of Carlos Ghosn’s brazen escape in the new Netflix true crime documentary titled ‘Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn’ on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, on Netflix.

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