Father and Son Sentenced for Assisting Ghosn in the Great Escape

After experiencing twists and turns, the American father and son who assisted Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motors, to implement the “Escape of the Century” were sentenced in Japan on the 19th. Among them, the father of special forces, Michael Taylor, was sentenced to two years in prison, and his son Pete was sentenced to one year and eight months.

The Wall Street Journal reported on the 19th that in December 2019, Ghosn, who was facing multiple economic felony charges, fled Japan strangely after he was released on bail. US prosecutors called the incident “the boldest and most thoughtful escape plan in modern history.” one. According to legend, Ghosn was put into a large musical instrument box to get through the border and escaped from Kansai Airport in Japan to Lebanon. It was Taylor and his son who assisted him. In this escape activity, the father and son received a compensation of 1.3 million US dollars.

In the trial on the 19th, Hideo Yui, Chief Judge of the Tokyo District Court, stated that Taylor and his son had “serious consequences”: Since Lebanon and Japan did not sign an extradition treaty, Ghosn is still at large, and Japan is unable to try him. , The father and son should be severely punished by Japanese law. In May 2020, the father and son were arrested in their hometown in Massachusetts. In order to avoid being tried, the two fought a lawsuit for nine months. Old Taylor also moved out of his “green beret” identity and angrily accused the US government of “selling veterans” to the media.

According to the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, starting on the 15th of this month, Russia has officially launched a tourism project for university students, providing students with a unique opportunity to travel across the country. Students can live in university dormitories in various cities for a small amount of money. This activity is generally welcomed by Russian universities and students.

Russian Satellite Network reported on the 19th that the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation announced that from July 15 to August 25, Russian university students can travel throughout the country and live in the dormitories of participating schools at a discounted price. In this regard, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Chernyshenko believes that the plan aims to use university campuses to develop Russian tourism and create affordable and safe travel opportunities for students. He said: “According to the presidential order, we are building a world-class campus network. So far, 15 Russian universities have joined the program.”

The Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Falikov pointed out: “The organization of university student tours is not only for travel, but also for strengthening the links between universities across the country. University students can get acquainted with other university students during the tour, which not only promotes cooperation among students. It can also promote cooperation between universities. Of course, this travel activity will also be further arranged according to the epidemic situation in each region, because the health of students is above all else.

According to the report, due to the different accommodation conditions, the accommodation fee for students during the trip is 35 to 100 rubles (about 3 to 9 yuan) per day, and the maximum price is 400 rubles per day. Regarding this event, Rutskov, President of the Peter the Great University of Technology in St. Petersburg, said: “This is a very correct decision. St. Petersburg hotels are expensive and students usually cannot afford it. It is very suitable for them to stay in university dormitories at very low prices. We There are more than 10,000 dormitories, and most of the students go home on holiday, so we are very happy to provide accommodation opportunities for students from other cities.”