The story of Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., who fled Japan is a crazy one, according tomedia CNET. Officials now say Mr. Ghosn’s son sent more than $500,000 worth of cryptocurrencies to the son of Michael Taylor, a former Army Special Forces veteran, according to a Reuters report released on Friday.
Ghosn reportedly sent $862,500 to Taylor’s company two months before his escape. The news of the cryptocurrency payment sits part of a U.S. prosecution of the Taylor family’s involvement in Ghosn’s escape. For now, Taylor’s father and son are trying to negotiate bail, but federal prosecutors believe their escape risk is high, with their special skills and considerable resources (not to mention Ghosn’s promise to help those who helped them escape.
Taylor’s father and son have been in prison since May as Japanese officials are negotiating their role in the escape. Ghosn himself fled to Lebanon, where Japan has no extradition agreement.
A U.S. federal judge will hear their latest bail request next Tuesday.