The American authorities arrested, at the request of the Japanese justice, two men, including a former member of the special forces, suspected of having participated in the escape of Carlos Ghosn from Japan.
Former "Green Beret" Michael Taylor and Peter Taylor are scheduled to appear by videoconference before a federal judge in Worcester, Massachusetts, court documents said.
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Arrested in November 2018 in Japan on charges of financial embezzlement, which he rejects, Carlos Ghosn, former CEO of Renault and Nissan, fled the archipelago in December to Lebanon, the country where he grew up and of which he has the nationality.
Suspicions in Japan and France
Carlos Ghosn has been the subject of four charges by the Japanese justice system, in particular for breach of trust and embezzlement
The former boss of the Renault-Nissan alliance is also suspected of having organized two private parties at the Palace of Versailles, in exchange for a sponsorship agreement signed between the brand and the establishment that manages the castle. Judicial information was opened by the Nanterre prosecution in February, in particular for the misuse of corporate assets, to determine, among other things, whether Carlos Ghosn had knowingly used the resources of the automobile group for private purposes.
Another judicial investigation is underway, in Paris, for acts of "abuse of corporate assets" and "passive corruption". It relates to contracts signed by RNBV, the Dutch 50-50 subsidiary between Nissan and Renault supposed to embody the alliance, when Carlos Ghosn was the CEO.
With Reuters and AFP
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