Michael Taylor and his son Peter are suspected of orchestrating the astonishing escape of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn from Tokyo, including putting him inside an audio equipment case to get him onto a private jet, in December 2019.
Prosecutors say Michael Taylor and his son Peter charged with enabling the escape which saw former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn stuffed into an equipment case and smuggled into a private jet to flee Japan in 2019.
Japanese prosecutors confirmed they had arrested former US special forces member Michael Taylor and his son Peter "on suspicion of helping a criminal hide and escape".
An executive from Turkish private jet operator MNG Jet and four pilots were detained by Turkish authorities in early January 2020 and charged with migrant smuggling. Two pilots have been acquitted.
The five are on trial in Istanbul, along with two flight attendants, for allegedly helping Ghosn flee while awaiting trial in Japan.
A father and son suspected of helping former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in December have been arrested in the United States.
Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon, his childhood home, in December as he awaited trial on charges of underreporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds, all of which he denies.
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn faces multiple charges of financial misconduct in Japan but fled to Lebanon before he could face trial.
Lebanese prosecutor imposes a travel ban on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, judicial sources say, after he was summoned over an Interpol warrant issued by Japan seeking his arrest on financial misconduct charges.
Carlos Ghosn appeared defensive as he held a news conference in Beirut — his first appearance since fleeing Japan last month in a high-risk operation –– saying "I should never have been arrested in the first place."
Japanese news footage showed prosecutors marching into Junichiro Hironaka's office in Tokyo.
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn revealed on Tuesday that he had fled to his childhood home of Lebanon.
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