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Sunday, August 1, 2021

American duo sentenced to prison by Tokyo court for helping Ghosn flee Japan | Reuters

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On Monday a Tokyo court handed down the first sentences in Japan in connection with Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and escape, jailing US Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor for two years and his son Peter for one year and eight months. The two were arrested for assisting the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman in fleeing to Lebanon in 2019. Last month, the two men, who stood up to three years in prison, pled guilty and expressed sorry to the court for their involvement in sneaking Ghosn out of Japan packed in a box aboard a private plane from Japan’s Kansai airport at the end of 2019. According to authorities, the Taylors collected $1.3 million in costs and compensation, plus another $500,000 in legal fees.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/american-duo-sentenced-prison-by-tokyo-court-helping-ghosn-flee-japan-2021-07-19/

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