BOSTON — Japan has formally asked the United States to extradite a former Inexperienced Beret and his son accused of helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee the place though he was awaiting trial on economical charges.
Japan submitted a request to the U.S. State Office to extradite Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, soon after they were being provisionally arrested in Massachusetts in May, the U.S. Justice Office claimed in a courtroom submitting on Thursday.
Lawyers for the Taylors did not immediately respond to requests for remark. Their lawyers have argued that they have not been charged in Japan with an offense for which extradition is feasible underneath the U.S-Japan treaty.
The Japanese embassy in Washington and U.S. Justice Office did not respond to requests for remark.
The Taylors were being arrested in Harvard, Mass., on May 20 at Japan’s request soon after authorities there in January accused them of helping smuggle Ghosn, Nissan’s former chairman, out of the place on Dec. 29, 2019, in a box.
Ghosn fled to Lebanon, his childhood household, soon after getting charged with participating in economical wrongdoing, which include by understating his compensation in Nissan’s economical statements. He denies wrongdoing.
Lebanon has no extradition treaty with Japan.
Both of those men have been held with no bail since their arrest. Prosecutors have argued that neither Taylor, which include Michael, a U.S. Army Distinctive Forces veteran and non-public stability specialist, ought to be released from jail as they are flight risks.