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Father and Son Accused of Helping Ghosn Escape Are Taken to Japan

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The American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan landed near Tokyo on Tuesday after being arrested by Japanese authorities following their extradition from the U.S.

Michael Taylor, a 60-year-old former Green Beret, and his son Peter Taylor, 28, were likely to be transported to the Tokyo detention center where Mr. Ghosn was sent after his arrest in the city in November 2018.

Dozens of Japanese reporters and television crews descended on Narita International Airport outside Tokyo as the Japan Airlines flight carrying the Taylors arrived from Boston. Security personnel put up a gray sheet to prevent them from being photographed.

The Taylors fought a nine-month legal battle to avoid deportation, which ended after an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected.

Japanese prosecutors said the Taylors were arrested before their arrival in Tokyo on suspicion of aiding the escape of a criminal, an offense that carries a maximum sentence of three years.

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