"Carlos Ghosn paid for all of his wedding expenses", he added.
French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Versailles had allowed Ghosn to host his 2016 wedding reception in its grounds in exchange for Renault's donations to the chateau, home to France's last kings. In effect, what Renault is saying is that Ghosn tricked it into paying for his wedding reception.
French auto firm Renault will alert prosecutors over a sponsorship deal with the Palace of Versailles which included a €50,000 (£43,720) benefit to its ousted boss Carlos Ghosn.
French media is also reporting that Ghosn founded a €30 million fund in Switzerland in 2018 that might have been a pretext for him to move his tax domicile there from the Netherlands. The wedding party was an extravagant Marie Antoinette-themed splash at Versailles, and featured actors in 18th century clothing.More news: Actor Mahesh Anand passes away
The sum is said to be the estimated cost of renting the historic premises under a contract signed by Ghosn that entitled the carmaker to hold corporate events at Versailles.
"The elements gathered so far require additional checks to be carried out", Renault said in a statement Thursday.
Ghosn's arrest in November in Japan, and his indictment on three charges, has led to probes of his lifestyle. He has been indicted on charges of understating his income at Nissan by about $80 million and temporarily transferring personal trading losses to the carmaker. This alliance produces one out of every nine cars in the world.
Meanwhile, Nissan is unlikely to appoint new Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard as its chairman, and the two automakers are unlikely to share a chairman again in the future, The Japan Times reports.More news: Australia's central bank cuts growth and inflation forecasts on housing risks
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday pledged "total transparency" in the review of Ghosn's time as head of Renault, in which the French state owns a 15 percent stake. Mr Ghosn remains in detention in Tokyo with limited opportunity to respond publicly to allegations against him.
In his first Tokyo court appearance last month, he said he was "wrongly accused and unfairly detained based on meritless and unsubstantiated accusations".
The Ghosn snafu has also revealed deep divisions between Nissan and Renault which, together with Mitsubishi Motors, comprise the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.More news: Turkish president vows action after fatal building collapse