A onetime U.S. Army Special Forces member accused of assisting in the cloak-and-dagger escape of Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman from Japan will fight any attempt to extradite him from the U.S., according to his lawyer.

Michael Taylor, 59, was taken into custody Wednesday by U.S. Marshals and faces possible extradition to Japan for his alleged role in smuggling Carlos Ghosn out of that country to Lebanon late last year. Taylor’s lawyer said his client hasn’t been notified of a formal extradition request but plans to contest any such move.

“We do not yet have the actual request for extradition from Japan, however, once we receive and have a chance to review it, we fully expect to challenge the request on several legal and factual grounds,” attorney Paul V. Kelly said Thursday in a statement.

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