PARIS — Police searched Renault’s corporate headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris on Wednesday to gather evidence for a probe into spending by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
A spokesman for Renault confirmed the police presence, first reported by French magazine L’Express.
French investigators opened a probe earlier this year into whether Ghosn improperly used a Renault sponsorship deal to host his 2016 wedding party at the Chateau de Versailles. The party had already drawn public scrutiny for its opulence and Marie Antoinette-themed costumes.
Earlier this year, Renault said it had found evidence that it had paid part of Ghosn’s wedding costs.
L’Express said the probe was recently widened to include spending at Renault-Nissan BV, or RNBV, the Dutch joint venture between Renault and Nissan, and Ghosn’s relationship with an Oman billionaire who was a Nissan intermediary. A spokesman for Ghosn said he has denied allegations related to the Oman distributor, and that he…