Federal judge approves extradition of Americans accused of smuggling former Nissan exec out of Japan
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A federal judge has approved the extradition of two American men accused of smuggling a former Nissan executive out of Japan.
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U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell issued a ruling that approved the extradition of Michael Taylor, a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, and his son Peter. The Taylors were arrested in May and held in Massachusetts after they were arrested in May of this year.
Attorneys for the father and son did not deny the allegations but argued against extradition on the grounds that their actions were not covered by the law with which Japan is trying to convict them.