TOKYO: Prison sentences handed down to two US citizens for assisting former Nissan Motor Co.Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s illegal escape from Japan in late 2019 were fixed on Wednesday, court officials have said.
Both the accused–former US Green Beret Michael Taylor, 60, and his son, Peter, 28–and the prosecution are believed to have decided not to appeal the sentences, ahead of the appeal deadline on Monday.
On July 19, Tokyo District Court gave Michael and Peter Taylor prison terms of two years and one year and eight months, respectively. The prosecution had demanded two years and 10 months for the father and two years and six months for the son.
The Tokyo court did not suspend the sentences, concluding that the two infringed the criminal justice system to a huge extent.