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Another Nissan exec who is in hot water resigned suddenly today.  Jose Munoz is Nissan's Cheif Performance officer.  He and Arun Bajaj, Nissan's Senior Vice President for Human Resources took leaves of absence one week ago.  Both men are considered loyal to Carlos Ghosn, leader of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, who is currently jailed in Japan on multiple corruption charges

Nissan has moved to oust Ghosn after his arrest

We will update this story as more details emerge.


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So they both Fled Japan before they could be arrested? 🤔

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You all know my feelings about Ford...Nissan is one company I like and trust less than Ford. They are prooving to be rather sleezy.

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Exactly.  Ghosn first and everyone loyal/not Japanese to follow.

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