PARIS -- Renault and Nissan Motor have reportedly tapped French auditor Mazars for an investigation into possible misconduct at the Dutch joint venture that coordinates the automakers' alliance.
The auditor will look for evidence of compensation-related problems or misuse of company assets at Renault-Nissan BV following the arrest of alliance chief Carlos Ghosn, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
While Renault is conducting its own probe into the joint venture, it may have decided that an independent examination was also necessary.
French labor union confederation CGT recently expressed concern about payments to an executive at Renault-Nissan BV. Mouna Sepehri, executive vice president of the CEO office at Renault and reportedly a close aide to Ghosn, is said to have received a total of 500,000 euros ($571,000) from the joint venture.