An American judge postpones the handover of two men to Japan in the Ghosn escape case


On Thursday, a US federal judge approved a request to prevent the government from extraditing two Massachusetts men to Japan, whom it accuses of helping smuggle former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn out of the country while awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges.
Boston court judge Indira Talwani accepted the extradition request made by former US Special Forces defense team Michael Taylor and his son Peter, shortly before they were due to be transferred to a flight to Japan.
The defense team sought this delay after the US State Department agreed to hand them over. The US authorities arrested the two men in May at the request of the Japanese authorities.
And in the morning, The US State Department agreed to extradite the two men to Japan, Lawyers for the former US Special Forces military, Michael Taylor and his son Peter, disclosed the ministry’s decision in a lawsuit in Boston Federal Court. (Reuters)


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