The U.S. prosecutor’s office claims that Carlos Ghosn, former head of the Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi automotive alliance, transferred more than $860,000 to a company owned by one of the organizers of his escape from Japan. This is confirmed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts…
According to the American authorities, in October 2019 Gon made a money transfer to the accounts of the company Promote Fox LLC, owned by Peter Taylor and one of his brothers. Taylor is acting as one of the defendants in the case at the request of the Japanese authorities. The amount was transferred from a bank account in Paris in two large tranches of $540 thousand and $322.5 thousand.
On July 3, the Tokyo Prosecutor’s Office made an official announcement that it asked the United States authorities to extradite former U.S. Special Forces soldier Michael Taylor and his son Peter, suspected of organizing Gon’s escape from Japan.
Carlos Ghosn, who holds French, Brazilian and Lebanese nationality, was arrested by the Tokyo Prosecutor’s Office on 19 November 2018. From 2010 to 2018, he served as Chairman of Nissan’s Board of Directors. In autumn 2018, Gong was imprisoned in Tokyo on suspicion of violating Japanese financial laws. According to the investigation, he and his right hand Greg Kelly concealed the true amount of income in order to avoid paying taxes. Six months later, Gon was released on bail, and he was placed under house arrest.
On December 31, it became known that Gong left Japan in a box of musical instruments and headed for Beirut. According to Gong, the Japanese prosecutor’s office threatened to prosecute his family if he did not sign a confession to the charges against him.
A Lebanese court later ordered the former top manager not to leave the country, and he himself claimed to have documents confirming his innocence.