The wife of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has returned to Japan and is set to be questioned over her husband’s alleged financial misconduct.
Japanese prosecutors called on judges to force Carole Ghosn to give evidence last week after she initially turned down a voluntary request.
She arrived at Tokyo District Court earlier today, the Kyodo news agency reported, less than a week after flying to Paris to seek help from the French government.
Prosecutors suspect Ghosn channelled funds from Nissan into a company where his wife is an executive.
They want to question Carole over the transfer of funds, which are thought to have been used to buy a yacht and a boat.
It comes after Ghosn was arrested for a fourth time in Japan last week on fresh charges of financial misconduct.
The arrest, while he was on bail, was reportedly linked to payments made to an Omani dealer.
Prosecutors claim Ghosn has caused Nissan $5m (£3.8m) in losses over a two-and-a-half-year period to July 2018 for his own personal gain.
Just a day earlier Ghosn, in a Tweet, promised to “tell the truth” in a news conference later this month.
On Tuesday he released a video claiming he was the victim of a "plot, conspiracy and back-stabbing" within Nissan.
The manufacturing titan was arrested in Tokyo last November and is accused of failing to report around $82m in pay and transferring personal losses onto Nissan’s books.
He is also charged with moving $14.7m in funds to a Saudi businessman.
Ghosn denies the charges, claiming he is merely the victim of a boardroom coup and calling the charges “meritless”.
Ghosn had spent 108 days behind bars before his initial release in March.
Lawyer Takashi Takano published a blog post outlining the strict bail conditions imposed on his client, including 24-hour video surveillance at his house and the use of only one mobile phone and computer.