Nissan ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn transferred $ 862,500 last year to a company run by two men who later helped him flee Japan, the US prosecutors noted.
The United States Attorney's Office filed the charge almost a day after the suspects, Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor, tried to avoid extradition to Japan by petitioning the court for bail.
Taylors' lawyers said their clients have been held for over six weeks 'at the Norfolk County Correctional Center in Massachusetts, where 36 inmates and staff have tested positive for COVID-19, based on flawed arrest warrants and extradition requests,' Reuters reported.
“Neither is a risk of flight and there are undoubtedly conditions under which they can be released,” the lawyers said.
Filing in US' Massachusetts federal court shows wire transfers last October of $540,000 and $322,500 from a bank account in Paris to a company managed by Taylors - Promote Fox LLC.
The prosecutor’s office does not indicate how much Taylors received from these transfers, however, according to the prosecution, this is “additional evidence” that the Taylors have the resources to escape and should remain detained as “flight risks.”