By on March 12, 2011

The Renault spy farce has taken yet another, this time totally unexpected twist. Presumptive spy catchers at Renault are behind bars. Renault’s security managers Marc Tixador and Dominique Gevrey are being held for questioning at the offices of France’s DCRI domestic intelligence agency which is investigating the matter, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor told Reuters.

As reported before, security officials at Renault had paid a source €250,000, or about $345,000, for information. That information turned out to be a fraud. Now, the DCRI wants the fraudulent tipster.

The two are “the only ones who know” the informant, Renault’s lawyer, Jean Reinhart, said.

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    Lorenzo

    Well, I didn’t expect the French to come anywhere close to the Porsche-Piech family feud, but at least it’s getting better.  If they can work in a middle-eastern potentate and a sultry mystery woman, all the better. They needed some kind of drama, since they’re running well behind Jack Baruth’s car reviews on plot twists alone.

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