Before he became an international fugitive from justice, Carlos Ghosn was a widely photographed automotive executive.
According to our archives, pictures of the former Nissan Motor Co. CEO have appeared in Automotive News nearly 200 times over the years, including on the front page of last week’s edition.
Yet Interpol, the global police organization, couldn’t scrounge up a photo for the “Red Notice” it issued last week for Ghosn after he escaped to Lebanon from Japan.
The notice, one of about 62,000 currently posted by Interpol, showed only a generic gray silhouette next to Ghosn’s name.
It said “Ghosn Bichara, Carlos” is “wanted by Japan,” listing his age, his gender, his three nationalities, the five languages he speaks and the financial misconduct charges against him.
But an image of him was “not available,” the website said. Perhaps we should offer Interpol a trial subscription.
Of course, it was no secret where Ghosn was at the time. He held a very public press conference in Beirut, where he flew by private jet after fleeing the Japanese legal system he says was holding him hostage.