Jul 19, 2021 - World

Japan court sentences American men to prison over Ghosn escape

 US citizen Peter Taylor, who helped his father Michaelfly former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in 2019, at Narita airport in Chiba prefecture on March 2, 2021

U.S. citizen Peter Taylor at Narita Airport in Chiba prefecture, Japan, in March. Photo: STR/Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Americans Michael Taylor and Peter Taylor were given prison sentences by a Tokyo court Monday for helping former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in a box aboard a plane in 2019, per the Wall Street Journal.

The big picture: Former green beret Michael Taylor was given a two-year prison sentence for planning the escape to Lebanon of Ghosn, who was awaiting trial in Tokyo on financial misconduct charges. Peter Taylor was sentenced to one year and eight months. The pair pleaded guilty last month. Ghosn denies any wrongdoing.

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