US ex-Green Beret arrested over Ghosn escape – BBC News

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Beirut, Lebanon, 14 January 2020

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Carlos Ghosn fled from Japan to Lebanon in December

US authorities have arrested a former particular forces soldier and his son for allegedly serving to ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan final December.

Former Inexperienced Beret Michael Taylor, 59, and his son Peter, 26, have been detained in Massachusetts on Wednesday.

Japanese prosecutors issued warrants for his or her arrest in January.

Mr Ghosn, who was detained in Japan on expenses of economic misconduct in 2018, made a dramatic escape from home arrest final yr.

He denies the costs towards him.

Regardless of being monitored 24 hours a day, on 29 December he managed to fly to Beirut, Lebanon, by way of Turkey.

Particulars of the Taylors’ alleged involvement within the escape are unclear. However Japanese prosecutors have mentioned the 2 have been in Japan on the time and helped Mr Ghosn evade safety checks as he left.

Earlier this month prosecutors in Turkey charged seven individuals over the escape. The suspects – 4 pilots, two flight attendants, and an airline government – are additionally accused of serving to Mr Ghosn flee.

Full particulars of the escape have by no means been absolutely defined. Mr Ghosn, who holds Brazilian, French and Lebanese nationalities, ran Renault and Nissan as a part of a three-way automobile alliance.

He’s accused of misreporting his compensation package deal, however has insisted he can by no means get a good listening to in Japan.

Since his arrival in Lebanon, he has instructed reporters he was a “hostage” in Japan, the place he was left with a selection between dying there or working.

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