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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Japan asks US to hand over ex-Green Beret who helped Ghosn

Michael Taylor and son face charges for smuggling ex-Nissan boss to Lebanon

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Beirut, Lebanon, where he now lives, in January.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Japan has officially asked the U.S. to extradite an ex-Green Beret and his son for their alleged role in the cross-border escape of Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor chief who fled Tokyo last year while on bail awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges.

The U.S. State Department received the extradition requests for Michael Taylor and son Peter Taylor, Justice Department officials said in a Thursday filing.

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