Renault-Nissan considered secret Ghosn payment plan, email shows

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As a power struggle between Renault and Nissan intensifies over governance at the car-making alliance, new information is emerging about how jailed leader Carlos Ghosn allegedly tried to shield the scale of his compensation from the public eye.

Executives at the French and Japanese automakers considered a plan in 2010 to pay some of Ghosn's compensation through Renault-Nissan, the Dutch holding company that runs their alliance, "without disclosing it publicly," according to an email seen by Bloomberg News. In the message from former Nissan director Greg Kelly, who is being held alongside Ghosn in a Tokyo prison, he said the method carried "some legal risk."..

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