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Green Beret Arrested for Arranging Ghosn Escape From Japan

Thu May 21, 2020 3:02 am

Interesting that they decided to go after these guys at Japan’s request.

Former U.S. Green Beret Michael Taylor, 59, and his son, Peter Taylor, 27, are accused by Japanese authorities of helping Ghosn last year flee to Lebanon to avoid trial over alleged financial wrongdoing.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested them in Harvard, Massachusetts, at the request of Japan, which in January issued arrest warrants for both men along with a third, George-Antoine Zayek, in connection with facilitating the Dec. 29, 2019 escape.


It will be interesting to see if the extradition request comes next. Not sure how the Taylors’ lawyers plan to claim they are not criminals here - it’s a pretty unorthodox business they have going there.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN22W1XD
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Re: Green Beret Arrested for Arranging Ghosn Escape From Japan

Thu May 21, 2020 4:17 am

Aaron747 wrote:
Interesting that they decided to go after these guys at Japan’s request.
Former U.S. Green Beret Michael Taylor, 59, and his son, Peter Taylor, 27, are accused by Japanese authorities of helping Ghosn last year flee to Lebanon to avoid trial over alleged financial wrongdoing.
The U.S. Marshals Service arrested them in Harvard, Massachusetts, at the request of Japan, which in January issued arrest warrants for both men along with a third, George-Antoine Zayek, in connection with facilitating the Dec. 29, 2019 escape.

It will be interesting to see if the extradition request comes next. Not sure how the Taylors’ lawyers plan to claim they are not criminals here - it’s a pretty unorthodox business they have going there.
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN22W1XD


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Re: Green Beret Arrested for Arranging Ghosn Escape From Japan

Thu May 21, 2020 4:29 am

I'm shocked that the US agreed to arrest them.
 
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Re: Green Beret Arrested for Arranging Ghosn Escape From Japan

Thu May 21, 2020 4:42 am

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
I'm shocked that the US agreed to arrest them.


The request probably simply didn't make it cross the desk of a Trump apointee, but holding his hands over criminals plays to his base anyways. Drug cartel members don't seem to have a problem if their cartel murders someone, but get in a blood rage when it happens to them. The Post-Bush-senior Republican party in a nutshell.
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Re: Green Beret Arrested for Arranging Ghosn Escape From Japan

Thu May 21, 2020 4:48 am

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
I'm shocked that the US agreed to arrest them.


They're not worth creating diplomatic tensions over, especially since Japan is a crucial ally in the region in these times of cold war with China.
 
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Re: Green Beret Arrested for Arranging Ghosn Escape From Japan

Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 am

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
I'm shocked that the US agreed to arrest them.


Why shocked? If an extradition treaty exists between America and Japan it should work both ways. America often expects other countries to arrest and extradite their citizens to the US.
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Re: Green Beret Arrested for Arranging Ghosn Escape From Japan

Thu May 21, 2020 1:04 pm

There may be some issues as to extradition as Japan's criminal justice system has serious human rights issues that in part caused Ghosn to escape but it will likely go through as the methods used violated felony laws and could be used by organized criminals, terrorists even entering the USA, as well as the escape a great embarrassment for the Japanese government.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/ ... sZ7JG5FzIU
 
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Re: Green Beret Arrested for Arranging Ghosn Escape From Japan

Thu May 21, 2020 1:09 pm

ltbewr wrote:
There may be some issues as to extradition as Japan's criminal justice system has serious human rights issues that in part caused Ghosn to escape but it will likely go through as the methods used violated felony laws and could be used by organized criminals, terrorists even entering the USA, as well as the escape a great embarrassment for the Japanese government.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/ ... sZ7JG5FzIU


You are correct - Japan’s system has serious flaws, especially to be considered amongst ‘developed’ countries, but nonetheless the kind of ‘services’ these guys were making a living from need to be made an example of.
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