The father and son sentenced to serve time in a Japanese prison for smuggling Carlos Ghosn out of the country in a large musical-equipment case were transferred to the U.S. a week ago, ending another chapter of the corporate saga involving the former chairman of Renault and Nissan.
Michael Taylor, the father and a former U.S. Green Beret, and his son, Peter, were imprisoned last year after they pleaded guilty to helping the auto industry executive flee trial in late 2019 and make his way to Beirut.
Ghosn was arrested in Japan in 2018 on charges of underreporting income and other corporate crimes, which he has denied.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons flew both out of Japan late in October after the two governments agreed to let them serve the remainder of their sentences in the U.S., according to Peter, who was released soon after arrival.
Michael is set to be freed soon, pending procedural matters, he added.
A call to a spokesperson for the Tokyo prosecutors office was unanswered on Saturday.
"It's been a long time coming," Peter Taylor said from Massachusetts, adding that he is trying to regain some of the weight he lost in prison. "It feels great. It's difficult to put into words."