Prosecutors from the United States have accused Nissan Ex-Manager’s son, Anthony Ghosn, of paying $500,000 in cryptocurrencies to escape his father, Carlos Ghosn, from Japan.
Carlos Ghosn was reported to have been charged for financial related crimes in Japan and have being living in a court-monitored apartment in Tokyo since 2018, however, Carlos perpetrated a movie like style of escape from Japan to Lebanon in December 2019.
The escape was reported to have been orchestrated by former US Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son Peter, who allegedly escaped Carlos through a musical equipment box, Wall Street Journals confirms.
In lieu of their role in the escape of Carlos, Michael Taylor and his son were subsequently paid $500,000 in cryptocurrency by Anthony. The payment was sent through renowned crypto exchange Coinbase as documents showing transfers from the accused to Peter Taylor was presented before the court by the prosecuting counsel.
Nevertheless, Michael Taylor and his Son are now been remanded in a prison outside Boston, while the Japanese authority have bided for their extradition over alleged harboring of criminals.
It is important to mention that Carlos Ghosn had wired $862,500 before the December escape, to a company account traced to Peter Taylor. In his response to the report Carlos said he was repaying past favors to those who stood by him during his trial days.
A Peep into Carlos Ghosn’s Career
Carlos Ghosn had in the past worked as:
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prominent Automotive Company Nissan, and Chairman at AvtoVAZ.
He was also the Chief Executive Officer at Michelin North America, and the Chairman and CEO of Renault.
Carlos was apprehended in November 2018 over allegedly involvement in financial related crimes. Claims from Nissan revealed that Carlos had understated its compensation in the Tokyo Stock Exchange securities report and subsequent findings revealed that he had mismanaged company funds.