The first trial of two former members of the American Special Forces, who are accused of helping former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape to Lebanon, will be held on the 14th.
The focus will be on how far the history of the escape drama that surprised the world will be revealed.
Michael Taylor (60), a former member of the U.S. special forces "Green Berets", and his son Peter Taylor (28) put Nissan Ghosn in a large case in December 2019. He has been accused of concealing the criminal for helping him escape to Lebanon by hiding it on a private jet.
According to people familiar with the matter, during the investigation, the two men had been asked by Carroll, the wife of former chairman Ghosn, who had been arrested on suspicion of false evidence, to help him escape.
In addition, according to the investigation materials submitted to the US court, before and after the escape, former chairman Ghosn provided the equivalent of 144 million yen to his son Peter.
The focus of the trial is how far the history of the escape drama that surprised the world will be revealed.
The first trial will be held at the Tokyo District Court from 2:00 pm.
Former Chairman Ghosn Hiding in the case and fleeing
This is the history of Ghosn's escape.
According to the prosecution's charges, former chairman Gone went out alone from his bailed residence in Minato-ku, Tokyo on December 29, 2019, and Michael Taylor at a luxury hotel in Minato-ku. After merging with the defendants, he headed for Shin-Osaka Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen from JR Shinagawa Station.
After that, I arrived at the hotel near Kansai Airport after 8 pm and left the hotel at 10 pm, but Ghosn was not there at that time.
When leaving the hotel, the camera showed Michael and his colleagues carrying a large case, allegedly hiding former Chairman Ghosn in the case.
Then, Michael and his colleagues arrived at Kansai Airport at around 10:30 pm, carried the case to a private jet heading for Turkey, and took off from Kansai Airport at 11:10 pm.
Former Chairman Ghosn fled to Lebanon via Turkey.