Jul 19, 2021 12:15 PM IST
Michael Taylor and his son Peter pleaded guilty and apologised to the court last month saying they regretted their role in smuggling Ghosn out of Japan hidden in a box aboard a private jet from Japan’s Kansai airport.
- Jun 14, 2021 08:50 PM IST
The Lebanese-French executive said he had answered hundreds of questions from French investigators earlier this month in hearings centred around allegations of financial misconduct in France.
- Jun 14, 2021 11:23 AM IST
The Taylors were arrested in Massachusetts in May 2020 and extradited to Japan in March. They have not been released on bail and are not available for comment, which is standard in Japan. They were formally charged in March with helping a criminal escape.
- Dec 28, 2020 01:58 PM IST
Carlos Ghosn and Nissan continue to pursue each other through various legal actions.
- Dec 26, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Former auto executive Ghosn, who is a Lebanese, Brazilian and French national, fled Japan in a dramatic escape that drew headlines last year, arriving in Lebanon on December 30, 2019.
- Jul 12, 2020 05:17 PM IST
Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, are wanted by Japan on charges they helped Ghosn escape the country in December after he was released on bail.
- Jun 29, 2020 11:10 AM IST
Ghosn's 2018 arrest in Japan on financial misconduct charges has led to much speculation that the move was orchestrated by Nissan executives who opposed closer ties with partner Renault SA .
- Jun 15, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The plan could have been prompted by Carlos Ghosn's push for greater integration between Nissan and alliance partner Renault
- Jun 10, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Michael and Peter Taylor are wanted in Japan on allegations that they helped Ghosn flee the country in December while he was out on bail and awaiting trial on financial misconduct allegations.
- Feb 11, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, was arrested in Japan in 2018 on financial misconduct charges but fled to Lebanon last December.
- Feb 10, 2020 04:35 PM IST
A lawyer for Nissan-Mitsubishi dismissed demands by Ghosn's legal team for documents to be released.
- Jan 30, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Prosecutors want to arrest Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret; his son, Peter Maxwell Taylor, 26; and George Antoine Zayek, 60. The warrant said they helped Ghosn avoid immigration checks and board a private jet in Osaka that took him to Turkey on the first leg of his escape.
- Jan 22, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Lawyer Nobuo Gohara, a vocal critic of what he describes as Japan's "hostage" justice system, met Ghosn in Japan on a number of occasions late last year before the former Nissan chairman's dramatic escape to Lebanon last month.
- Jan 16, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Hironaka said in a statement that the entire team working on the case at his office will quit but did not outline reasons. He has said before he has felt some empathy for Ghosn's reasons for escape, while stressing he had hoped to win vindication in court.
- Jan 15, 2020 08:07 AM IST
"Frankly, I was shocked by the arrest and the first thing I asked is make sure Nissan knows so they can send me a lawyer," Ghosn told Reuters in an interview in Beirut.
- Jan 14, 2020 09:28 AM IST
A complaint has been filed by Ghosn with a French employment tribunal in Paris seeking retirement payment which he claims was "unfairly withheld".
- Jan 12, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Takashi Takano said on his blog post Saturday the questioning continued through weekends, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- Jan 10, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Francois Zimeray, French lawyer for Ghosn, said that it had been for Japan's prosecutors to prove Ghosn's guilt, not for Ghosn to prove his innocence.
- Jan 09, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The decision issued by the prosecutor, Judge Ghassan Ouiedat, also requires Ghosn to keep the authorities informed of his place of residence, the source said.
- Jan 09, 2020 03:05 PM IST
It was not immediately clear if Ghosn himself was at the hearing, though local media reported that he was and that he had entered through a side door, reserved for judges and lawyers, to avoid reporters.
- Jan 09, 2020 11:28 AM IST
Ghosn made his first public appearance since his audacious December escape at a combative press conference in Beirut on Wednesday, where he slammed Japan and said he had been forced to flee because he would not get a fair trial.
- Jan 09, 2020 08:14 AM IST
Ghosn was defensive as he held a news conference in Beirut - his first appearance since fleeing Japan last month in a high-risk operation. He said the decision to escape the country, where he was due to stand trial for alleged financial misconduct at the automaker, "was the most difficult of my life."
- Jan 08, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, fled while awaiting trial on charges including allegedly under-reporting his compensation to the tune of $85 million.
- Jan 08, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Lebanon, which has no extradition agreement with Japan, has said Ghosn entered the country legally in possession of a French passport and a Lebanese identification card.
- Jan 08, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The globe-trotting mogul, once a giant of the car industry, has given few media statements since he jumped bail and landed in his native Lebanon almost two weeks ago, in the latest shock twist to a gripping saga.