Men charged in Ghosn escape plot ask US State Department to halt extradition to Japan

 Men charged in Ghosn escape plot ask US State Department to halt extradition to Japan

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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn flee while awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges have asked US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to halt their impending extradition to Japan.

On Saturday, the US Supreme Court denied an emergency request by lawyers for US Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, to put on hold a lower court order that cleared the way for them to be extradited.

A Feb 3 letter to Blinken seen by Reuters on Wednesday from the Taylors’ lawyers said “we do not believe there is any good reason to surrender these two American citizens.”

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