Ex-Vivendi Execs Face Trial on Stock Manipulation Charges

Paris judge orders Messier and Bronfman to court.

Last Updated: October 22, 2009 @ 6:07 PM

Jean-Marie Messier and Edgar Bronfman Jr., former executives at French media group Vivendi, have been ordered to stand trial by a Paris judge over allegations that include share price manipulation dating back eight years.

Thursday’s decision by Jean-Marie d’Huy, the investigating judge, overrules an earlier finding by the Paris prosecutor that there was no case to answer.

Read more in the Financial Times.