By Staff

TOKYO (CBS) – A father and son from Massachusetts admitted Monday they helped a former Nissan chairman flee Japan.

According to CBS News, Michael and Peter Taylor said they didn’t contest the facts laid out by prosecutors in an indictment, effectively conceding their role during the opening day of their trial in Tokyo. They now face up to three years in prison.

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The Taylors were accused of smuggling former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in December 2019 by hiding him in a large box for music equipment that was flown out of the country on a private jet to Lebanon.

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Michael Taylor is a former Green Beret. He and his son were arrested in their Harvard, Massachusetts home in May 2020. They were extradited to Japan in March.

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Back in February, Michael Taylor told WBZ-TV told they were hired by Ghosn, who claims he was being mistreated in custody and not getting a fair trial. Staff