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2 Americans held in Ghosn's escape say they won't flee U.S.

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

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Yeah right

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Land of the free they said, it's the American dream they say.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

They should let them out. It's not like they have any experience leaving a country quickly and under shady circumstances.... Oh wait...

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Its been 3 months on detention already for a non existent crime.

It's about time to free them.

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Japan wants them extradited but Japan will never extradite it'd own citizens.

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I don't know, if they escaped it would be kind of right.

In 2019, a crack CEO was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn't commit. Ghosn promptly escaped from Japan to Lebanon. The people who helped him are still wanted by the government and they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire... The Taylors'

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Bank records show Ghosn wired more than $860,000 to a company linked to Peter Taylor in October 2019, prosecutors said in court documents. Ghosn's son also made cryptocurrency payments totaling about $500,000 to Peter Taylor in the first five months of this year, prosecutors say.

Totally worth it to avoid languishing in a Japanese prison for who knows how many years on charges that should never have been brought up in a court of law.

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I have such mixed feelings. I suppose the only one I feel totally sorry for is Peter Taylor who not only did the right thing helping Ghosn but also never served the crooked U.S. government that is martyring him now. His dad did so its hard to have any sympathy for him.

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In 2019, a crack CEO was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn't commit. Ghosn promptly escaped from Japan to Lebanon. The people who helped him are still wanted by the government and they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire... The Taylors'

Love it.

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If someone did this from NK or China we would all be cheering, Japan with its ""justice"" system is basically the SAME as China, NK or any other dictatorship!!

In my books anyone who successfully FLEES tyranny is ok by me & THAT is exactly what Ghosn did!!

So I do have sympathy for the Taylors in this case!

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Maybe Ghosn would be willing to put up a $5 million bond for these guys.

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Why is the US even considering this? There is no extradition treaty with Japan and the Japanese government would extradite thier citizens to a foreign country. These should face trial in the US.

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There is a bilateral extradition treaty, signed in 1978.

The article states that the judge improperly denied the two accused, release from jail. That is an assertion by a defense attorney, not a finding of fact.

Two creepy so-called soldiers-of-fortune help an accused criminal escape. They apparently, have problems with respecting the law. Let alone the notion of bail. An immensely wealthy individual, Ghosn, awaiting trial, meets his accomplices, takes a train from Tokyo to Osaka, is smuggled aboard a private jet and escapes to Lebanon which has no extradition treaty with Japan.

Ghosn lamenting his treatment by Japanese authorities neglects to state he was confined to his three estates and able to travel about, such as to luxury hotels in Tokyo & Osaka. He tended to cite being held in a small cell, which was very brief.

Judge Donald Cabell, in his 18-page ruling, said “there is a presumption against bail in extradition cases” and defendants “must demonstrate ‘special circumstances’ that justify their release on bail.” The Taylors do not meet set standards for release on bail.

Add this to the case: French prosecutors have ratcheted up their investigation into the alleged misuse of funds at Renault, the abuse of corporate assets, abuse of trust and money laundering between 2009 and 2020, and suspect financial flows between Renault and a car dealership in Oman, called SBA, related to the carmaker’s former boss and fugitive from Japanese authorities, Carlos Ghosn. It will also involve spending on trips and events, including parties held on the grounds of the palace of Versailles, one of which was to celebrate Mr Ghosn’s wedding and wife’s birthday in 2016. The charges in Japan also included embezzlement of monies by Ghosn which were flowing to Oman, SBA.

The attorney for the Taylors, is interesting, he is a sports lawyer.

Why anyone would defend a corrupt, wealthy & powerful automobile tycoon is beyond the ken of understanding. He's a thief and a crook.

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The only crimes committed here are by the Japanese justice system and Nissan

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There is a bilateral extradition treaty, signed in 1978.

Does this treaty says anything about "the right to have a speedy trial" ?

3 months of detention and no trial/extradition date is kind'of abusive.

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The attorneys are a bit stupid to say, 'If he manages to flee....', as it implies that he (they) would probably try to flee from the US.

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""Talwani seemed skeptical of the Taylors' argument for release. She noted that part of their defense against extradition is that Ghosn's actions of skipping bail are not a crime in Japan, and therefore helping someone escape while they are out on bail isn't a crime either.""

Yes and that is a FACT, if it is a crime !!!!!!!!! this soldier will NOT take such risk and put his land his sons futures at risk. As a special forces soldier he is well aware of the the end results.

FREE them as they did NOT violate any laws, and GO after the real target in Lebanon, and good luck with that!!??

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

...not if they're in jail, they certainly won't...

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