Greg Kelly, accompanied by his wife, Dee, was escorted to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, by the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, and checked in to a flight for home.
The appeal filing comes just days after the American – free from Japan on a suspended sentence – had a tearful homecoming to Tennessee and ensures his years-long legal odyssey will drag on.
Prosecutors made the case against the American defendant as they delivered their closing argument in the long-running trial.
Toyota orchestrated the creation of the Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corp. last year to help transition Japanese commercial vehicle makers for the shift to full-electric, hydrogen fuel cell and self-driving technologies.