Father and son sentenced to Japanese prison for smuggling Carlos Ghosn out of the country in a major music equipment deal moved to the United States a week ago, ending another chapter in the corporate saga involving the former chairman of Renault and Nissan.
Michael Taylor, the father and former American Green Beret, and his son, Peter, were jailed last year after pleading guilty to help the auto industry executive flee his trial at the end of 2019 and travel to Beirut.
Ghosn was arrested in Japan in 2018 for underreporting income and other corporate crimes, which he denied.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons released the two from Japan in late October after both governments agreed to let them serve the rest of their sentences in the United States, according to Peter, who was released shortly after arriving.
Michael is expected to be released soon, pending procedural matters, he added.
A call to a spokesperson for the Tokyo prosecutor’s office went unanswered on Saturday.
“It took a while,” Peter Taylor said from Massachusetts, adding that he was trying to regain some of the weight he lost in prison. “It’s awesome. It’s hard to put into words.”