Ghosn ordered to repay $6.1 mil. salary

A Dutch court has thrown out a wrongful dismissal claim by Carlos Ghosn against a company set up by Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors.

The court also ordered him to pay back about 6.1 million dollars of salary.

The former chairman of Nissan and Mitsubishi filed the suit in 2019, asking the court in Amsterdam to overturn his dismissal from the Dutch-based joint venture Nissan-Mitsubishi B.V. He also demanded compensation of 15 million euros, or about 18.3 million dollars.

The Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance demanded Ghosn return his salary, saying he did not have a valid contract with the joint venture.

On Thursday, the court said Ghosn had not shown evidence that his contract had the company's consent.

Ghosn was arrested in Japan in 2018 on charges of underreporting his salary, but fled to Lebanon in 2019.