Under investigation in the case of financial fraud, he was kept under house arrest, he was monitored around the clock while in Japan. In 2019, Carlos Ghosn Escape, according to the investigation, at the request of Ghosn’s wife Carol, who helped organize his escape from Tokyo through Turkey in Lebanon, where he is currently located.
The Tokyo District Court sentenced US citizens Michael and Peter Taylor to prison, who were found guilty of involvement in the organization.
How much did Carlos Ghosn Escape cost?
Carlos Ghosn escaped from house arrest, paying $ 1.3 million for his freedom to the Taylors two years ago.
The Japanese authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Ghosn, but the case is complicated by the fact that there is no extradition agreement between Tokyo and Beirut. This is reported by Rambler. The verdict against two US citizens Michael and Peter Taylor, involved in the escape from the country of Carlos Ghosn Escape, was passed by the Tokyo District Court. This was reported on July 19 by the Kyodo news agency.
According to the investigation, in December 2019, the Taylors met in a Tokyo hotel with Gon, who escaped from house arrest. Together they went to the city of Osaka, in the south-west of Honshu Island. At the Osaka International Airport, the former manager was carried without inspection in a double bass box into a private plane that flew to Turkey on December 29. There, the businessman transferred to another private plane that took him to Lebanon.
A Japanese court has sentenced two American father and son (Michael and Peter Taylor) to prison for helping former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn flee the country two years ago, a few weeks after the Taylors pleaded guilty. They apologized for helping the fugitive head of a car company, who is charged with financial fraud in Japan.
What will happen to the Taylors?
The Tokyo District Court jailed 20 mouths, and his son Peter 12 mouths and eight months in prison. At sentencing, the judge said that the duo had allowed Ghosn, “accused of a serious crime,” to flee abroad, and noted that the prospects for a trial against the former Nissan CEO remain unclear.
The two men faced up to three years in prison under Japanese law, but their lawyers were able to get a suspended sentence after they pleaded guilty and offered a tearful apologized for helping the fugitive head of a car company, who is charged with financial fraud.
It’s unclear what the businessman will do now. He recently published a book about his escape and began giving interviews in which he openly spoke about the details of the operation. Previously, he hid them for fear of persecution. For example, it became known that the half hour spent in the box before take off was the longest in his life. Ghosn claims that he was not afraid of anything, because he had nothing to lose. Now he lives in Beirut under armed guard.