At the request of Japan, US authorities arrested two former US military personnel. The Japanese prosecutors consider them one of the main organizers of the escape of the former head of the Renault-Nissan alliance Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon. Reported by The Guardian.
- In Massachusetts, after ordering air tickets to the Lebanese capital, Beirut, retired US special forces soldiers - 59-year-old Michael Taylor and his son, 27-year-old Peter - were detained. One more participant in the escape of the businessman remains on the wanted list - Lebanese citizen Georges-Antoine Zayek.
- Japanese prosecutors have established that Peter Taylor flew to Japan three times a few months before the disappearance of Carlos Ghosn and met with him at least seven times. The last time the three suspects saw each other was in Tokyo the day before they escaped.
According to the investigation, on December 29, 2019, Ghosn left his Tokyo apartment for a permitted walk and went to Osaka, where he boarded a private plane, and after a change in Turkey ended up in Beirut. For some time, the former top manager hid in a box for transporting musical equipment with pre-made holes for ventilation.
- Carlos Ghosn fled to Lebanon from house arrest in Japan, where he faced up to 10 years in prison after being accused of financial fraud by Nissan management. The businessman has three citizenships - French, Lebanese and Brazilian. Lebanon does not have an extradition treaty with Japan, and the country's authorities do not intend to give Carlos to another state.
- Now the arrested American military are going to be extradited to Japan for trial. In addition, seven people were detained in Turkey, including four plane pilots and two flight attendants, who are also associated with the escape of Carlos Ghosn.