Former Vivendi Boss To Stand Trial In France

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 4:56 PM EDT) -- An investigative magistrate judge in Paris has decided to press criminal charges against former Vivendi SA CEO Jean-Marie Messier and six others accused of misleading investors and manipulating stock prices, the company said Thursday.

The order earlier this month by French magistrate Jean-Marie d'Huy will put Messier on trial for allegedly divulging misleading information to shareholders, manipulating stock prices and misusing company funds, according to court documents obtained by Reuters.

Edgar Bronfman Jr., a former Vivendi vice chairman who currently serves as CEO of Warner Music...
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