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Ghosn Son Paid $500,000 to Accused Escape Accomplice, U.S. Says

  • Records show Ghosn family payments totaling $1.36 million
  • Former Nissan chief says he’s helping those who helped him
Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn

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Carlos Ghosn’s son made about $500,000 in cryptocurrency payments to one of the two American men accused of helping the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman escape criminal charges in Japan, U.S. prosecutors said.

Anthony Ghosn made the payments to Peter Taylor via the cryptocurrency platform Coinbase after the auto executive escaped in a box smuggled aboard a private plane in December, prosecutors said in a court filing Wednesday. Together with an earlier wire transfer, Taylor and his father, ex-Green Beret Michael Taylor, received at least a combined $1.36 million from the Ghosn family, government records show.