BOSTON — Japan has formally questioned the United States to extradite a previous Eco-friendly Beret and his son accused of assisting previous Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee the region when he was awaiting demo on fiscal charges.
Japan submitted a ask for to the U.S. State Office to extradite Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, following they were being provisionally arrested in Massachusetts in Might, the U.S. Justice Office explained in a courtroom filing on Thursday.
Lawyers for the Taylors did not right away reply to requests for remark. Their lawyers have argued that they have not been charged in Japan with an offense for which extradition is achievable under the U.S-Japan treaty.
The Japanese embassy in Washington and U.S. Justice Office did not reply to requests for remark.
The Taylors were being arrested in Harvard, Mass., on Might 20 at Japan’s ask for following authorities there in January accused them of assisting smuggle Ghosn, Nissan’s previous chairman, out of the region on Dec. 29, 2019, in a box.
Ghosn fled to Lebanon, his childhood property, following currently being charged with engaging in fiscal wrongdoing, including by understating his compensation in Nissan’s fiscal statements. He denies wrongdoing.
Lebanon has no extradition treaty with Japan.
Both equally guys have been held without having bail considering the fact that their arrest. Prosecutors have argued that neither Taylor, including Michael, a U.S. Military Exclusive Forces veteran and non-public safety specialist, ought to be introduced from jail as they are flight risks.