The son of former Renault and Nissan head Carlos Ghosn paid smugglers 63 BTC to help his father getting away from house arrest in Japan. Ghosn was captured in November 2018 after charges of false accounting and setting individual debt on Nissan’s books.
U.S. investigators confirmed Anthony Ghosn, son of international fugitive Carlos Ghosn, made use of Coinbase to pay 63 bitcoin to two men in return for smuggling his dad out of Japan.
As indicated by a report by The Wall Street Journal published 23rd July, specialists state the previous Renault and Nissan head Carlos Ghosn was smuggled out of Japan in December 2019 by Michael and Peter Taylor, following his son’s payment of 63 BTC ($500,000). The report claims Coinbase provided Japanese investigators with proof of the transactions on Ghosn account, including BTC moves to a record having a place with Peter Taylor.
Ghosn moved 63 BTC among January and May 2020 out of seven separate transactions, worth around $500K at that point. The filings additionally show a financial balance having a place with Peter Taylor, which got two wire moves adding up to $870,000 from Carlos Ghosn in October 2019.
As per the report, U.S. specialists are at present holding Michael Taylor, a previous green beret, and Peter in line with Japan, who is looking for extradition.
Ghosn was initially captured in November 2018 on claims of fake accounting and attempting to dislodge $16.6 million in personal loss on Nissan’s books. Ghosn was set under house arrest for about a year prior to making his getaway last December.