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US citizens who helped former Nissan executive Ghosn escape to Lebanon returned to Japan

Two US men extradited to Japan for helping Carlos Ghosn escape

According to the Kyodo agency, in December 2019, Japanese prosecutors took over Michael (60) and his son Peter Taylor (28), a former US soldier who helped him escape to Lebanon via Istanbul while under house arrest in Japan.

At the request of the Tokyo District Attorney’s Office, the two were detained in the US state of Massachusetts in May 2020. In October 2020, the US State Department approved the extradition of the two to Japan.

After the two lost their case against the extradition order last month, the way to extradition to Japan was opened.

According to US prosecutors, after the aid, Michael and his son Peter received more than $ 1.3 million from Ghosn and his family.

Ghosn’s Escape To Lebanon

Ghosn, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, was detained in Japan on November 19, 2018, on charges of “financial irregularity” and “misconduct” for showing low annual earnings and paying his company for damages arising from his personal investments.

Ghosn, who was released on bail after being detained for a while, fled from Japan, where he was under judicial control, to Lebanon by private plane over Istanbul on December 31, 2019.

It was alleged that the Lebanese business person fled Japan in the big box where the sound systems of the music group that came to his house to give a concert were carried.

Interpol issued a “red notice” warning about Ghosn, who violated the conditions of conditional freedom, on January 2, at the request of the Japanese government, and it was reported that the registration of this bulletin reached the official authorities on January 6.

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