$500K Bitcoin Paid to Arrange Ex-Nissan CEO's Escape From Japan

24 Jul 2020

$500K Bitcoin Paid to Arrange Ex-Nissan CEO's Escape From Japan

$500K Bitcoin Paid to Arrange Ex-Nissan CEO's Escape From Japan Carlos Ghosn — the ex-Nissan head who made a dramatic escape from house arrest in Japan in December — paid the extraction team half a million dollars worth of crypto.According to U.S. prosecutors in a court filing, Ghosn’s son arranged for a payment to Peter Taylor — one of the two men who assisted the ex-Nissan chairman in fleeing Japan — of $500,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) through the U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase. Taylor and his father, ex-Green Beret Michael Taylor, smuggled Ghosn out of Japan in a musical instrument case and assisted in his transport from Kansai International Airport in Osaka.

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