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U.S. court OKs extradition of 2 men accused of aiding Ghosn’s escape

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A U.S. court ruled Friday that 2 men accused of assisting previous Nissan Motor Co. manager Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan in 2015 while waiting for test on economic transgression fees can be extradited to Japan.

Following the authorization from a government court in Massachusetts of the feasible extradition of a previous Green Beret and also his kid to Japanese district attorneys, the State Department is anticipated to make a decision on the issue.

Tokyo’s ask for the handover of Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old previous participant of the U.S. Army Special Forces, and also his 27-year-old kid Peter Taylor is based upon a reciprocal extradition treaty.

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn talks in a swimming pool meeting with Japanese media companies in Beirut on Jan. 10, 2020. (Kyodo)

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After Tokyo district attorneys gotten apprehension warrants for the men, U.S. authorities detained both in Massachusetts in May for their affirmed participation in the escape of Ghosn in late December. Ghosn took off to Lebanon, where he invested his childhood years, through Turkey.

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The court had actually analyzed whether both men need to be extradited to Japan.

Ghosn, that headed Nissan for almost twenty years, encountered test in Japan on accusations that he mistreated firm funds and also underrated his commission by billions of yen for several years.

The 66-year-old has actually rejected the accusations and also claimed he took off Japan to escape what he called a “rigged” justice system.


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