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Coinbase Processed $500,000 in Bitcoin Payments That Helped Ex-Nissan Chairman Flee Japan

Coinbase processed $500,000 in bitcoin payments that aided the dramatic escape of former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn from Japan, according to Bloomberg. In December, two Americans used a box to smuggle Ghosn out of the Asian country, where he was facing criminal charges for embezzlement and financial manipulation. The former executive, who denies any wrongdoing, now lives in Lebanon, which does not have extradition relations with Japan. According to a court filing, the money was allegedly sent via the U.S. crypto exchange over a four-month period by Ghosn’s son, Anthony, to an accomplice named Peter Taylor. In total,…

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