In the United States have arrested two people in the case of escape from Japan to Lebanon former CEO of carmaker Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, announced on 20 may, the TV channel CNN , citing court records.
In Japan, Ghosn accused of financial fraud, he was under house arrest.
The detainees – a former special forces soldier Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor. According to the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, Taylor had served in the special forces of the U.S. army (also known as “green berets”). In case there is a third person involved – Georges-Antoine Zayek, but its procedural status is unclear.
According to the investigation, Peter Taylor, met with Ghosn in Japan at least seven times over several months. At the end of December 2019 Peter Taylor arrived in Tokyo and met with Ghosn at the Grand Hyatt. At the same time, Michael Taylor and Zajec arrived in Osaka on a private jet. They had two large black boxes.
29 Dec 2019, according to law enforcement, the gon has left Japan in one of the boxes. He was transferred to Michael Taylor and SIEC. Luggage at the airport without inspection loaded into a private plane, which flew to Turkey. As stated in court materials, the boxes looked like cases for musical instruments, and Michael Taylor and Siek were presented by employees of the airport musicians.
Two days later, on December 31, Ghosn publicly announced that he had fled Lebanon (in the country he grew up).
The Agency Reuters said that Taylor was arrested in Massachusetts at the request of Japan, which in January issued a warrant for their arrest. Militiamen decided to detain them, since received information that on 20 may Peter Taylor booked a plane ticket to Lebanon. May 20, the court arrested the Taylors. The American Prosecutor’s office said that Japan plans to officially seek their extradition “as soon as possible”.
The Boston Globe revealed that in the early 1980-ies commando Michael Taylor served in Lebanon. In 1983 he left the army, and later founded the security firm. Had often asked him for help in the case of, “if you had to get out of dangerous situations,” such as kidnapping. For example, in 2009, he helped return from the captivity of the Taliban in Afghanistan a reporter for the newspaper New York Times David Rohde.
In may in Turkey confirmed indictments against seven people, including four pilots, who are suspected of involvement in the escape of the Rut.
Gon is accused of violating the law on the financial instruments, it is suspected misstatement of the report on its securities. According to the investigation, Gong for five years declared only half of them obtained from Nissan almost 10 billion yen (about $93 million). There is also a fact that the use of the Rut of company assets for personal purposes. In November 2018 the Board of Directors Nissan voted for the dismissal of Gon from office.
In February, Nissan has filed a lawsuit against the gun. The company needs to return $90 millionthat ex-Manager spent on personal goals (e.g. using corporate aircraft lease foreign residential property, payments to his sister and personal lawyer in Lebanon).
He gon believes accusations of deliberate concealment of income is unfounded.