Japan indicts two Americans accused of aiding Ghosn escape

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault chief executive, gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, in Jounieh, Lebanon September 29, 2020. (Reuters)

Prosecutors say Michael Taylor and his son Peter charged with enabling the escape which saw former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn stuffed into an equipment case and smuggled into a private jet to flee Japan in 2019.

Tokyo prosecutors have indicted two Americans accused of helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn jump bail and make his audacious escape from Japan in 2019.

In a statement on Monday, prosecutors said Michael Taylor and his son Peter were being indicted on a charge of enabling the escape which saw Ghosn stuffed into an equipment case and smuggled into a private jet to flee Japan.

Ghosn, who was out on bail awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges, arrived in Lebanon after transiting in Turkey.

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