Two pilots convicted of daring to steal from Japanese businessman in Beirut
Gary Leff is 25 years old. February 2021.
Two pilots and an employee of a private jet have been convicted in Turkey for the daring escape of former Nisan, Mistubishi, Renault and Michelin boss Carlos Ghosn from Japan. Meanwhile, two flight attendants were acquitted for failing to report the crime.
Ghosn, an international fugitive, was once Asian Businessman of the Year, Man of the Year and the ten most influential people in business outside the United States. His life has been depicted in Japanese comic strips.
But in November 2018, he was arrested at Tokyo’s Narita Airport for tax evasion and embezzlement of Nissan assets. He was released on bail, but was re-arrested in April 2019 and released on new charges. Reno then disclosed more than $13 million in unauthorized expenditures he had made.
The 29th. In December 2019, Ghosn left his Tokyo apartment around 2:30 p.m. and went to the hotel. From there, two men accompanied him on a high-speed train to Osaka, where he made a stop near Kansai International Airport.
Ghosn’s companions took him out of the hotel in a large box of audio equipment and loaded him into a private jet registered in Turkey, which has been reported in the past as part of other international conspiracies.
Here comes the Cossack cavalry From Moscow to Caracas aboard the Bombardier TC-TSR via @abl75 #Venezuela #Maduro pic.twitter.com/0NOlIxnjbd
– Dan B (@idannyb) May 1, 2019
The box inside was never checked by customer service representatives because it was overseas; the general consensus was that it was too large to take x-rays. The plane departed from Osaka Kansai to Istanbul, and within an hour the crate was transferred to another plane bound for Beirut.
To add to all of this, an employee of MNG Jet falsified passenger records. He argued that he had limited knowledge and that his safety and that of his family would be at risk if he did not cooperate. The pilots stated that they did not know Gosn was on board and that they were not involved in the conspiracy.
Japan believes the escape was orchestrated by former US Special Forces who have since been extradited to Japan. There is no extradition treaty between Japan and Lebanon.
(HT: Paddle your own Kanoo)
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