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Supreme Court clears way for extradition of alleged Ghosn escape plotters

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The Supreme Court on Saturday cleared the way for two Americans to be extradited to Japan over their alleged role in orchestrating the escape of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn.

In a one-sentence order, Justice Stephen Breyer denied a request by Michael Taylor, a former U.S. Special Forces operator, and his son Peter, for the court’s intervention.

Japanese officials have requested the Taylors’ extradition for allegedly helping Ghosn flee the country to Lebanon in late 2019 in violation of his bail. Ghosn stands accused in Japan of financial crimes related to his time as Nissan’s chief.

A lawyer for the Taylors did not respond to a request for comment.

In a petition filed to the Supreme Court this week, the Taylors argued that their extradition should be denied in part because of the likelihood that they would be subjected to torture in violation of human rights laws.

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