Fired Renault executive appeals to French President Sarkozy to intervene

Article by Christian A., on March 14, 2011

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been asked by the lawyers of one of the three executives fired by Renault to intervene in the case. Renault’s case against the three men is disintegrating with the appearance of evidence that the company may have been misled.

The fired officials deny any wrongdoing. In January, Renault filed a legal complaint against them over suspicions of spying at its electric vehicle program. Renault has since admitted it may have been tricked.

It’s expected that in the coming days, we will know the results of the investigations to find out if the three executives had bank accounts in Switzerland or Liechtenstein, a key aspect of the case.

Last Friday, lawyers for Bertrand Rochette said that they are urging Sarkozy and Justice Minister Michel Mercier to demand access to the legal complaint Renault filed in January against persons unknown.

The lawyers claim that Rochette's right to defend himself had been compromised as Renault and French authorities had released information about the case to the public but Rochette did not know exactly what was in the complaint.

The lawyers assert that if they don’t get access to the complaint text, it means that the human rights of Rochette have been violated, implying that this matter will be brought to the European court of Human Rights.

Topics: renault, france

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

One of the executives at Volkswagen tagged in the so-called Dieselgate scandal has pleaded not guilty to a list of allegations surrounding the carmaker’s actions to cheat emissions regulations in...
by - February 27, 2017
When the Crown De Luxe saloon was first released in 1972, it was at that time the most lavish Toyota model available to British customers. Both unusual and exclusive, one...
by - February 27, 2017
The ride-sharing fleet of sharing Lyft Inc. will soon include thousands of specially fitted self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, courtesy of General Motors. If plans push through, Lyft’s clients would...
by - February 27, 2017
J.D. Power has officially released the 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, an annual list of the most dependable brands in the auto industry. Once again coming on top is Lexus, the...
by - February 26, 2017
Citroen revealed that its entry to the Chinese market is moving forward with the planned release of the new generation C5. While still on sale on this part of the...
by - February 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries