The day after Ghosn’s arrest, the French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire told France Info: “There is nothing special to report about Carlos Ghosn’s tax situation in France,” but on 23 June 2019, his services launched an investigation into his personal tax situation (ESFP).

He is a bit quick to forget that when Carlos Ghosn’s tax residence was transferred from France to the Netherlands in 2012, this has been made in full transparency with the French authorities.

Moreover, like any person domiciled abroad but receiving remuneration in France, Carlos Ghosn paid his taxes in France on this share of income.

It is to be noted that this action has been taken without informing Mr Ghosn’s French lawyers.