Ex-Renault CEO Ghosn ready to pay Versailles wedding bill: lawyer Japantimes.co.jp - Mon 11 Feb 06:30 GMT
The waived bill could amount to the misuse of company resources, as well as tax evasion, if the benefit was not declared to French authorities.
Detained former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn “stands ready” to repay a €50,000 ($57,000) bill for his wedding party at the Palace of Versailles, which was waived under a sponsorship deal with the French carmaker, his lawyer said Friday.
Renault disclosed this week that the French chateau had waived the usual rental fee for Ghosn as part of a sponsorship deal between Versailles and Renault, signed a few months before the lavish October 2016 wedding.
In a statement, the Chateau de Versailles said Renault had signed a €2.3 million sponsorship deal with the palace in June 2016.
Also on Friday, both a financial daily and newsmagazine said Ghosn could be facing new scrutiny over another party at Versailles, a €600,000 gala dinner paid for by Renault in 2014.
Officially the event was to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Renault’s alliance with Nissan, the ambitious project which Ghosn forged into the world’s top-selling auto group.