Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, January 21, 2011

French Court Finds Bronfman, Messier Guilty in Vivendi Case

Both Edgar Bronfman, Jr., chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group, and Jean-Marie Messier, formerly head of Vivendi, were convicted on various charges related to their activities at Vivendi during the late 1990s and early 2000s by a French court. Mr. Bronfman, who was at one time executive vice president of Vivendi Universal, received a fine and a suspended sentence for "conveying false or misleading information" about the company. Mr. Messier was convicted for misusing company funds. He also received a suspended sentence. The prosecutor in the case had not pursuing the case against Mr. Bronfman and Mr. Messier because of a lack of evidence. lMore here from the Associated Press and here from the Guardian.

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