No evidence yet of spying at Renault: French police

3rd March 2011, Comments 0 comments

An investigation by French police intelligence into claims that Renault executives leaked the car firm's secrets has so far found no evidence of industrial espionage, an official said Thursday.

Police have not found any trace of Swiss bank accounts the accused managers were alleged to have, the source close to the investigation said, suggesting Renault's internal inquiry could have been fed false account numbers.

In January, Renault sacked three senior managers over alleged industrial espionage and has launched legal action. The trio have denied the allegations and have hit back with lawsuits for defamation.

Renault has suggested that the executives had sold pricing data on the firm's future electric car models.

© 2011 AFP

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