Officers in charge of investigating corruption and financial crimes searched Renault’s headquarters in the western Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt, a source close to the investigation said.
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Ghosn, the big-spending former chief of both Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan who is awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial misconduct, hired the entire Palace of Versailles when he got married in October 2016.
Versailles waived the usual 50,000-euro rental fee for the Marie Antoinette-themed wedding in what could amount to misuse of company resources, as well as tax evasion, if the benefit was not declared to French authorities.
‘He thought Versailles was free’
Ghosn’s lawyer Jean-Yves Le Borgne, told AFP in February that the businessman “thought it was free” because he was never billed by Versailles and was ready to pay the money back.
In June, police searched Ghosn’s home outside Paris for evidence in the probe.
The 65-year-old former auto titan was arrested in Japan in November as he stepped off his private jet at Tokyo airport.
He was kept behind bars for over 100 days before being granted bail and sacked from all his management roles.
Ghosn is accused of under-reporting millions of dollars in income at Nissan and of of using company funds for personal expenses charges he denies.
His dramatic downfall stunned the business world and laid bare tensions in the alliance between Renault, Nissan and their smaller Japanese partner Mitsubishi.
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