An American father and son have pleaded guilty in a Tokyo court to plotting to escape Carlos Goss’s bullet-riddled train, a private jet and a box of music equipment.
60-year-old Michael Taylor former Green Beret, and his son Peter, 28, were extradited to Japan this year after being arrested in Boston this year. They face up to three years in prison.
Both were handcuffed before a panel of three judges in Tokyo District Court on Monday. Prosecutors read out a statement detailing the details of a plot to oust Nissan from a large house in central Tokyo after a plane crashed in Turkey.
Escape, which involved transporting os osin to Tokyo’s Osaka hotels before hiding it in a specially modified box, claiming it was a concert equipment, involved months of planning.
This included finding out which of Japan’s airports had security vulnerabilities that could be exploited while the grid was being flown on a private jet without being checked for human contents.
Os os that stays in Lebanon and Submissions: that his courageous escape was an attempt to “escape from injustice” stood still multiple charges financial misconduct. Ghosn denies the allegations against him.
When asked by the Attorney General if there was anything wrong with the prosecutor’s statement that he had helped the Ossetian escape, Michael Taylor, in a masked, dark suit and white shirt, said: “No, it’s your honor.” His son also answered “No” to a similar question.
Ahead of the Taylor Export from the USATheir lawyers argued that they were innocent, arguing that since the act of “taking hostage” in Japan was not technically a crime, the act of helping someone could not be involved.
On Monday, the couple did not challenge the demands made by prosecutors. But their lawyer tried to downplay Peter’s role in the plot, saying his involvement was “just an accessory for Michael”, even though the father and son received equal responsibility in the indictment.
According to the prosecutor’s opening statement, os os was planning his escape from Japan aponia in June 2019 էր asked Michael to work out the plan in advance through his wife, Carol,
Four months later, Goss made $ 862,500 in wire payments to a company led by Peter to cover private jet payments after a series of secret meetings between the two men in Tokyo. In the end, the scheme was allegedly implemented George urch ay ayek, a private security contractor, is a Lebanese citizen wanted by the Japanese Apony authorities.
On the first day of the trial, it was revealed how Gh oss easily bypassed what his wife described as punitive apology’s “punitive inhuman” bail conditions, as the former president often communicated with the Taylors via a Signal app over his sister’s phone. According to prosecutors, through the agreement, he held secret meetings at his lawyer’s office in Tokyo.
Prosecutors said after Michael’s arrest warrant was issued to the Taylors after Japanese authorities ordered Michael to file a lawsuit, և Ghosn transferred about $ 500,000 worth of bitcoin to his son. At the end of Monday’s hearing, Peter was told that helping Gossin was the worst thing in his life.
Grock Kelly, Os Os’s former deputy, is also on trial in Tokyo. military charges that he helped hide the real scale of his salary in the former Nissan seat.