US court grants extradition of alleged accomplices of Carlos Ghosn – 01/28/2021

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Washington, January 29, 2021 (AFP) – A federal judge in the United States on Thursday (28) gave the green light to Japan and two Americans for extradition in May 2020 and suspected of helping Carlos Ghosn, a former Renault-Nissan director. did. Flee the country.

Judge Indira Talwani held that Michael Taylor’s and his son, Peter Taylor’s arguments, that they were in danger of having conditions close to torture in Japanese prisons, were insufficient to stick to the extradition treaty between Tokyo and Washington.

“Although the prison situation in Jação may be controversial and even though the criminal proceedings under Taylor may not satisfy the American due diligence process”, they do not represent “mental and physical damage”, as in the text ” The Prophecy “sheds light on a 29-page sentence.

The magistrate also pointed out that the facts responsible for the two defendants are a crime in both the United States and Japan.

Michael Taylor, a former member of the United States Special Forces who became private security and his son Peter, was taken into custody in May 2020 after issuing an arrest warrant against Japan.

Peter Taylor was arrested on his way to Lebanon, where the former head of the Renault-Nissan Automotive Alliance took refuge and has no extradition treaty with Japan.

Given that they have presented a “great risk of escape”, the two are awaiting the outcome of the extradition process.

Tokyo accused father and son, as well as Lebanese George-Antoine Zayk, of helping the auto tycoon escape Japanese justice during a spectacular escape on December 29, 2019.

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Carlos Ghosn, the target of embezzlement charges, was released on bail.

Taylor’s lawyers have appealed the verdict and it is unknown when a second precedent judgment will be issued.

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