Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, speaks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon. Picture: AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

Beirut – A Lebanese prosecutor imposed a travel ban on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, judicial sources said, after he was questioned over an Interpol warrant issued by Japan seeking his arrest on financial misconduct charges.

Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon, his childhood home, last month as he was awaiting trial on charges of under-reporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds, all of which he denies.

The Lebanese judicial authorities also asked Japan for its file on Ghosn, including the charges against him, and will not question him again until the information is received, one of the sources said.

Carlos Abou Jaoude, a Beirut-based lawyer for Ghosn, told Lebanese broadcaster MTV Ghosn was “very comfortable” with the proceedings in Beirut.

“He is very comfortable with the path,” Jaoude said, adding that Ghosn was also comfortable himself “especially after what he went through”.