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Top U.S. court allows extradition of Americans involved in Ghosn’s flight from Japan

  • February 14, 2021
  • , Nikkei , NHK
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NHK reported on Sunday that the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday rejected an appeal filed by Michael Taylor and his son of the appellate court ruling authorizing their transfer to Japan. Justice Breyer reportedly ruled against the defendants’ argument that they would be tortured in Japan if extradited there and that their assistance in former Nissan CEO Ghosn’s fleeing Japan did not constitute a crime in the first place.


Today’s Nikkei said there are now no legal hurdles standing in the way of transferring their custody to Japan, with a Hitotsubashi University legal scholar projecting that the State Department will decide how to proceed with the extradition. The paper added that the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors’ Office will arrest the Taylors pending their transfer in order to investigate how they abetted the auto executive’s escape from Japan.

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