Ghosn down: Two Americans to serve time in Japan for role in ex-Nissan boss’ escape
Two Americans have been given jail time in Japan for their role in the daring escape of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn from house arrest in 2019.
The pair were extradited from the States after the Japanese Government alleged they helped smuggle Ghosn out of Japan in a luggage box aboard a private jet.
They posed as musicians to help Ghosn flee, in a plot that was somewhere between James Bond and the Naked Gun.
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Ghosn was awaiting trial on financial charges at the time.
Michael Taylor and his son Peter both pled guilty to charges.
Father Michael received a two-year term whilst son Peter will serve a 20-month stretch.
Ghosn now lives in Lebanon, which has no extradition treaty with Japan.
He resurfaced after his escape in a bizarre, two-hour long press conference in which he denied all charges laid against him by the Japanese Government.
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