Fired Renault exec asks for copy of complaint from France’s justice minister

Article by Christian A., on February 10, 2011

Pressure is mounting for Renault to release more details about its claim of industrial espionage against three of its executives. The lawyer of one of these executives, who were all fired over the complaint, is asking France's justice minister to divulge the exact nature of the allegations. The three executives have asserted their innocence.

Renault's legal complaint was filed last month against "persons unknown" but the details remain undisclosed. However, it is believed that Renault alleges that information related to its high-profile electric vehicle program was given to a foreign power.

In a letter to justice minister Michel Mercier, Christian Charriere-Bournazel, lawyer of Bertrand Rochette, wrote that he has been calling on the state prosecutor to provide them a copy of the complaint but this has so far been in vain.

Renault went public about the allegations last month after conducting its own private investigation, which spanned several months. Renault has come under intense scrutiny for handling this case the way that it has.

In the letter, Charriere-Bournazel said that it goes “against all principles” for a person to be subjected to public opinion without knowing what the complaints are that have “condemn[ed] him to this form of social death.” [via autonews - sub. required]

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