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Carlos Ghosn: Americans sentenced to prison for helping former Nissan Motor Company chairman flee Japan

CNN logo CNN 7/20/2021 Story by Reuters
a man standing in front of a computer: FILE — This Dec. 30, 2019, image from security camera video shows Michael L. Taylor, center, and George-Antoine Zayek at passport control at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. A Tokyo court handed down prison terms for the American father Michael Taylor and son Peter accused of helping Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, escape to Lebanon while awaiting trial in Japan.(DHA via AP, File) © DHA/AP FILE — This Dec. 30, 2019, image from security camera video shows Michael L. Taylor, center, and George-Antoine Zayek at passport control at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. A Tokyo court handed down prison terms for the American father Michael Taylor and son Peter accused of helping Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, escape to Lebanon while awaiting trial in Japan.(DHA via AP, File)

A Tokyo court on Monday sentenced United States Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor to two years in prison and his son to one year and eight months for helping former Nissan Motor Company chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan, where he had faced charges of financial misconduct.

Michael Taylor and his son Peter pleaded guilty and apologized 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.

Ghosn remains a fugitive in his childhood home of Lebanon, which doesn't have an extradition treaty with Japan.

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