Michael Taylor and his son, Peter, were provisionally arrested in Massachusetts in May. Their lawyers argued that they had not been charged in Japan for a crime for which extradition is possible under the US-Japan treaty.
The Taylor were arrested in Harvard, Massachusetts, on May 20, at Japan’s request, after authorities there in January accused them of collaborating in the escape of Ghosn, the former Nissan president, from the country on December 29, 2019.
The two men have been held without bail since their arrests. Prosecutors argue that Taylor and Michael, a US Army special forces veteran and security expert, should not be released from prison because of the risk of escape.
The Japanese embassy in Washington and the US Department of Justice did not respond to requests for comment.
Ghosn fled to Lebanon, his childhood country. The country does not have an extradition treaty with Japan.
The Brazilian is accused of having committed financial irregularities, including minimizing his remuneration in Nissan’s financial statements. He denies it.