Tokyo — American father and son plead guilty to former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn in court in Tokyo on Monday for helping him escape from Japan after being tried for financial misconduct It was.
Former green beret Michael Taylor, 60, and son Peter Maxwell Taylor, 28, were expected to be tried before Ghosn boldly fled to Lebanon in December 2019. Appeared in a court in Tokyo. Ghosn evaded the judicial system he said was devoted to destroying him.
Japanese officials have charged Taylors for their role in a successful escape made for Hollywood, where Mr Ghosn sneaked out of house arrest in Tokyo to a city in western Osaka. There he was smuggled into a private plane in the speakerbox, first to Turkey and then to Beirut.
However, Taylors could not protect themselves from the long arms of Japanese law. They were arrested by the United States Marshals Service in Massachusetts in the spring of 2020 and spent months fighting delivery orders before being handed over to Japan in March.
They have been spending time since then in the same detention center on the outskirts of Tokyo, where Mr Ghosn was once held. There, they were cross-examined by the prosecutor.
Men face prisons for up to three years, but time spent in prisons in the United States is acceptable.
Michael Taylor, who worked in private security, shared with the news media his own story of helping other international escapes and helping Mr Ghosn escape. However, his American lawyer argued that the actions of Mr Taylor and his son did not constitute a crime under Japanese law when fighting the surrender efforts.
Americans plead guilty in Japan to help Carlos Ghosn escape
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