According to documents obtained by Le Parisien, Renault was prepared to issue press releases in the event that falsely accused executives committed suicide over allegations of spying.

According to documents obtained by Le Parisien, Renault was prepared to issue press releases in the event that falsely accused executives committed suicide over allegations of spying.

The press releases were never issued, but stated "The entire company is profoundly shaken by the seriousness of this act" and "Our thoughts are with the family of Mr. XXX" (which would later be filled in with the name of the deceased).

As we have previously reported, Renault fired three executive - Michel Balthazard, Matthieu Tenenbaum and Bertrand Rochette - over allegations that they were selling electric vehicle trade secrets to Chinese companies. French authorities eventually launched their own investigation and cleared all three suspects. Renault was forced to admit fault and several people with ties to the scandal were reassigned or demoted.

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