Tokyo — Carlos Ghosn says Nissan executives opposed to his plans for closer ties with car-maker partner Renault resorted to “plot and treason” to disrupt them and are behind the financial misconduct allegations against him. Speaking to the Nikkei newspaper in his first media interview since his arrest on November 19, Ghosn said he had discussed plans to integrate the companies with Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa in September. But Nissan executives employed “plot and treason” to uproot those plans, Ghosn said. Ghosn, who spearheaded Nissan’s turnaround two decades ago, had pushed for a deeper tie-up between Nissan and Renault, including possibly a full merger, despite strong reservations at the Japanese corporation. He remains in detention following his arrest and indictment on charges related to breach of trust and understating his salary. His arrest has clouded the outlook for closer ties between Nissan and Renault, along with Mitsubishi Motors, the third member of the vehicle-making al...

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