MADRID, 20 (EUROPA PRESS)
Two men accused in Japan of helping former Nissan President Carlos Ghosn flee the country have been arrested this Wednesday morning in Massachusetts, United States, and are therefore being held pending possible extradition.
In this way, Michael L. Taylor – former green beret of the US Armed Forces – and his son, Peter Maxwell Taylor, will appear by videoconference before the Massachusetts Federal Court this afternoon, as reported by the CNN television channel.
Ghosn, a French, Lebanese and Brazilian national, was arrested in November 2018 for allegedly hiding part of his income and for passing the losses on his personal investments to the car company, among other charges. He was on bail since April 2019 and his trial was scheduled for April this year.
At the end of last December, the former president of Nissan fled Japan for Lebanon in a private plane. Ghosn would have hidden in the box of a musical instrument taking advantage of the Christmas party held at his house in Tokyo. The former chief has always defended a plot against him by other members of Nissan’s management.
After all this, Japan ordered the arrest of Ghosn and other suspects to help him. Both Michael L. Taylor and his son Peter Maxwell Taylor, as well as George-Antoine Zayek, are suspected of allowing Ghosn to arrive at a Tokyo hotel and then the airport and the plane using various methods to avoid detection.