> US OKs extradition of two nabbed in ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's escape
US OKs extradition of two nabbed in ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's escape
2 min read.Updated: 30 Oct 2020, 10:36 AM IST
The attorneys of the two men accused of helping in ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's escape, are seeking reconsideration of the decision within the State Department and at the White House.
Ghosn has denied allegations that he underreported his income and diverted Nissan money for his personal gain.
The US State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial, the men's lawyers said in court documents Thursday.
A federal judge intervened to block the immediate removal of Michael Taylor, a US Army Special Forces veteran, and his son Peter Taylor, letting them stay in Massachusetts while she reviews an emergency petition filed by their lawyers.
Their attorneys said they are seeking reconsideration of the decision within the State Department and at the White House.
“This distinguished former member of the US Army Special Forces and his son did not commit any crime and are being pursued by Japan in an effort to save face after the departure of Carlos Ghosn from their country," attorneys Ty Cobb, a former Trump White House lawyer, and Paul Kelly said in an emailed statement.
The lawyers said the State Department informed them on Wednesday that it would approve Japan's extradition request.