Carlos Ghosn Escape Trial in Turkey Ends With Collaborators’ Conviction

Turkey convicted three people for their role in an elaborate scheme that saw former Nissan Motor Co. executive Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan to Lebanon over a year ago.

A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced an executive of a private jet company and two pilots to four years and two months in prison on charges of human smuggling, Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu reported.

The former automotive executive was facing trial for alleged financial crimes that he has consistently denied when he escaped from house arrest in Japan at the end of 2019. Ghosn flew through Istanbul to Beirut, where his Lebanese citizenship protects him from extradition to Japan.

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