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Sport Ghosn case: two American accomplices extradited to Japan

11:13  02 march  2021
11:13  02 march  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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TOKYO — Two American men accused of helping the former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn escape Japan in a speaker box in 2019 as he faced criminal charges were extradited from the United States on Monday to face trial in a Japanese court. The auto titan had been free on bail in Tokyo, where he was awaiting what would have been Japan ’s most prominent white-collar trial in years. Charged with concealing millions of dollars of income from Japanese regulators, among other financial crimes, Mr. Ghosn slipped away in late December 2019, taking a train to the western city of Osaka before being

TOKYO — Two American men believed to have helped Carlos Ghosn , the former Nissan chief, escape Japan in a speaker box in 2019 as he faced criminal charges lost their last bid on Saturday to block their extradition from the United States to Japan . Without comment, Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S The Japanese authorities have presented extensive documentation of the two men’s role, including detailed accounts of their movements before and during Mr. Ghosn ’s escape. According to the Japanese authorities, Peter Taylor traveled to Japan three times in 2019 to meet with Mr. Ghosn

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M ichael and Peter Taylor, two Americans accused of helping Carlos Ghosn in his escape from Japan to Lebanon , were extradited to Japan. Michael Taylor, a former member of the US special forces converted to private security, and his son Peter Taylor were handed over to Japanese officials before boarding a plane to Tokyo, their lawyer Paul Kelly confirmed on Monday March 1, speaking of a "sad day for the family and for all who believe that veterans deserve better treatment by their own country". The plane in question landed on Tuesday.

Japan accuses Michael and Peter Taylor, as well as Lebanese George-Antoine Zayek, of helping Carlos Ghosn escape justice by fleeing the country at the end of December 2019. Peter Taylor and his father Michael, both under warrant of Japan, had been arrested in May in United States . They then remained detained, as they were considered to present a "great risk of absconding".

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An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan are being handed over on Monday to Japanese authorities for extradition from the United States, a person familiar with the matter said. The U.S. Supreme Court last month cleared the way for the extradition of U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, who are accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan while he was awaiting trial on financial charges. The Taylors, who have been in U.S. custody since their arrest in May, left the jail early on Monday to be flown to

Japan asks US to extradite two men over Ghosn case . Prosecutors said the pair received .3m (£936,000) to help Mr Ghosn escape Japan on 29 December, 2019. Michael Taylor is a 60-year-old private security specialist and US Army Special Forces veteran. He once ran American International Security Corporation, a private military contractor that focused on helping people escape difficult situations overseas.

Michael and Peter Taylor had left Japan with Carlos Ghosn by train

The US Supreme Court had lifted the last obstacle to their extradition on February 13, the . On the morning of December 31, 2019, Japan discovered with amazement the flight to Lebanon of its most famous accused.

Two days earlier, while on bail in Japan where he was accused of financial embezzlement at Nissan , the Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian was quietly leaving Tokyo to reach Osaka (west of the country) by train with two accomplices.

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Arrived in Beirut on December 30 after a connection in Istanbul, he is suspected of having escaped controls at Osaka airport hidden in a box of audio equipment on board. a private jet, baggage control not being compulsory for this type of aircraft at the time. A document from American prosecutors evokes “one of the most brazen and best orchestrated leaks in recent history.” “I did not flee from justice, I escaped injustice”

Carlos Ghosn, who looms large. he object of an Interpol arrest request, remains beyond the reach of Japanese judges, because Lebanon does not extradite its nationals. Lebanese justice, however, prohibited him from leaving the country. "I have not fled justice, I escaped injustice," he hammered in early January 2020 during a conference-show in Beirut in front of cameras around the world.

US men accused of helping Ghosn escape arrive in Japan

  US men accused of helping Ghosn escape arrive in Japan A US father-son pair accused of helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in his audacious escape from Japan arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday after losing their battle against extradition, local media said. Former US special forces member Michael Taylor and his son Peter allegedly staged the operation that saw former international jet-setter Ghosn packed into an audio-equipment case and onto a private jet to jump bail in December 2019. While Ghosn isFormer US special forces member Michael Taylor and his son Peter allegedly staged the operation that saw former international jet-setter Ghosn packed into an audio-equipment case and onto a private jet to jump bail in December 2019.

An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan are being handed over on Monday to Japanese authorities for extradition from the United States, a person familiar with the matter said. Ghosn denies wrongdoing. Prosecutors said the elder Taylor, a 60-year-old private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, received .3 million for their services. The Taylors waged a months-long campaign to press their case against extradition in the courts, media, State Department and White House with the aid of a collection of high-powered lawyers

An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan are being handed over on Monday to Japanese authorities for extradition from the United States, a person familiar with the matter said. Ghosn denies wrongdoing. Prosecutors said the elder Taylor, a 60-year-old private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, received .3 million for their services. The Taylors waged a months-long campaign to press their case against extradition in the courts, media, State Department and White House with the aid of a collection of high-powered lawyers

Arrested in November 2018 at the descent of his jet in Japan, the businessman once adored by the Japanese for the recovery of the Japanese manufacturer Nissan, had been released on bail in April 2019, after 130 days of imprisonment .

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"The Ghosn affair" has many ramifications in Japan and abroad. In addition to the main trial on the Japanese archipelago, Carlos Ghosn is also concerned by several judicial inquiries in France, relating in particular to suspicions of abuse of corporate assets at Renault and the Dutch subsidiary of Renault-Nissan, RNBV.

Also, a criminal trial opened in mid-September in Tokyo to try the former Nissan legal official, the American Greg Kelly, arrested in Japan on the same day as Carlos Ghosn in November 2018 and who, like him, claims his innocence . In Istanbul, three Turkish nationals ? a senior official from the private aviation company MNG Jet and two pilots? were sentenced on February 24 to four years and two months in prison for their role in the exfiltration of the businessman. Two other pilots and two flight attendants, tried at the same time, were released.

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