Jun 14, 2021

Carlos Ghosn: US father and son admit role in Nissan chief's escape

An American father and son have admitted helping ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan in 2019. Former US Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor, 60, and his son Peter, 28, were extradited from the US over claims they smuggled Mr Ghosn out of Japan in a luggage box on a private jet as he awaited trial. Prosecutors have accused the two men of orchestrating Mr Ghosn's escape to Lebanon from western Japan's Kansai airport in December 2019 and receiving $1.3m for their services. Reuters said Japan's conviction rate was 99%. After his arrival in Lebanon, Mr Ghosn had said he was a "Hostage" in Japan, where he said he was left with a choice between dying there or running. A Turkish court convicted an executive of Turkish jet company MNG and two pilots over their role in flying him out of Japan.

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