According to the agency, the US Department of Justice issued a warrant for their arrest in early May at the request of Tokyo. Peter Taylor bought a ticket from Boston to Beirut and was due to leave the country May 20.
In early May, the prosecutor’s office in Turkey charged seven people with the Gon escape case. They are the owner of a private cargo company MNG Jet, four pilots and two flight attendants. According to the investigation, the former top manager of Nissan escaped from Japan to Istanbul on board of MNG Jet, hiding in a large black box. He was also flown from Istanbul to Lebanon by MNG Jet.
In November 2018, a Japanese court arrested Gon on charges of financial fraud as head of Nissan, but later placed him under house arrest on bail of $9 million. In April 2019, the former top manager was arrested again, this time on charges of embezzlement, but then transferred under house arrest again.
In late December 2019, Gong, who has Lebanese citizenship, fled to Beirut. He explained this by the injustice of the Japanese judiciary.
Japan has declared the escaped former CEO of Nissan internationally wanted through Interpol. The auto concern filed a claim against him claiming $90 million in damages.