Renault Sends Spying Case To French Prosecutors

Law360, New York (January 13, 2011, 4:05 PM EST) -- French carmaker Renault said Thursday that it had filed a criminal complaint with the state prosecutor in Paris, accusing “persons unknown” of organized industrial espionage, corruption, breach of trust, theft and concealment.

The filing comes after the company suspended three executives over suspicions they leaked sensitive information regarding details of the company's electric cars, Agence-France Presse reported. The three executives have denied the allegations.

According to AFP, Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan plan to launch several electric car models by 2014 and have invested €4...
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