In the US, police arrested two men suspected of organizing the escape from Japan to the former head of Nissan Carlos Ghosn. About it reports Reuters.
American police in Massachusetts arrested a 59-year-old former special forces soldier Michael Taylor and his 29-year-old son, Peter, at the request of the Japanese Prosecutor’s office, which in the beginning of 2020 received a warrant for the arrest of the alleged organizers of the escape. Police went to the two men after they checked in for the flight from Boston to Lebanon Beirut.
According to investigators, the operation began on 28 December 2019, when Peter Taylor arrived in Japan, where he met Gon, who was under house arrest at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo. There they discussed the details of the escape. The next morning Michael Taylor arrived in Osaka on hired in Dubai, the Bombardier Global Express, along with another accomplice George Sicom and two big containers for the transport of audio.
On the same day they are disguised as musicians met up with Carlos Ghosn and Peter Taylor at a hotel in Tokyo. The former head of Nissan hid in one of the black boxes for the equipment, which is then taken to the airport and loaded on Board a private aircraft taking off in Turkey. Two days later, Carlos Ghosn was in Lebanon.
Then the former head of Nissan said that his “politically motivated” and contain “a prisoner of the Japanese unfair judicial system.” Hong also accused the leadership of Nissan in the fact that the case against him was fabricated by the government of Japan. He said that the actions of Nissan almost destroyed the largest Alliance in the world, calling the current relationship between the companies “masquerade”.
The former head of Alliance Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn was arrested on 19 November 2018 on suspicion of tax evasion and intentional misrepresentation of the amount of private payments. Investigators began an investigation against top Manager after an anonymous whistleblower inside the automaker.