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News The Carlos Ghosn saga

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Today, Michael and Peter Taylor, the American father and son accused of helping Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, were both sentenced to prison (two years and one year and 8 months).

In handing down the sentencing, Chief Judge Hideo Nirei said they had committed a serious violation of the law, as now there is next to no chance of putting Ghosn on trial. "This case enabled Ghosn, a defendant of a serious crime, to escape overseas,” he said. Although the defense argued the two had been merely used by Ghosn, they clearly were involved, regardless of who was making the decisions, he said. [...] But Nirei, the judge, said the court found that the motive was money. The Taylors can appeal within two weeks, he said. [...] But Nirei said the time they were held before and during trial would not count as time served, saying they were not directly related and should be treated differently. “There is a limit to how much we can consider,” he said.


The next one in line will be Greg Kelly, a former top Nissan executive, who is on trial on charges of falsifying securities reports on Ghosn’s compensation. A verdict in Kelly’s trial is not expected until next year. If convicted, the charges Kelly faces carry the maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
 

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Three years after his arrest, Greg Kelly still wonders why the Ghosn issue wasn't addressed in Nissan's boardroom. Last Wednesday, he talked to AP:

Nearly three years later, former Nissan executive Greg Kelly is still wondering why the questions that led to his arrest and trial in Japan weren’t simply taken up in the automaker’s corporate boardroom. Kelly, an American lawyer who worked for three decades for Nissan Motor Co., is awaiting a verdict in his trial on charges of financial misconduct in the case of Carlos Ghosn. The embattled former chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance jumped bail and fled to Lebanon in late 2019, leaving Kelly in Japan alone to face charges of Ghosn’s under-reported Nissan compensation. Kelly has denied the allegations. “I don’t think any of us were involved in a crime, or a criminal activity,” Kelly told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday in his Tokyo apartment, where he is out on bail.

 

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Three years after his arrest, Greg Kelly still wonders why the Ghosn issue wasn't addressed in Nissan's boardroom. Last Wednesday, he talked to AP:



It does seem like a rather sordid story with the gaijin as the fall guy. The Japanese that got immunity are just as culpable.
 
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