Joël Robuchon Questioned by French Police Over Embezzlement Case

His associates are in hot water.
His associates are in hot water. Photo: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

One day after a former French prime minister was questioned over an alleged 1.6 million euro embezzlement from the Relais & Châteaux hotel chain, AFP reports that Paris police have also questioned legendary chef Joël Robuchon in regards to the case. Ex-prime minister Dominique de Villepin is said to be a friend of Régis Bulot, who was arrested last November and accused of embezzling the approximately 1.6 million euros from the luxury chain between 2002 and 2008. Other than his position at the very top of a multinational fine-dining empire, it’s unclear what Robuchon, who closed his only New York restaurant earlier this year, has in common with the other men. The report does not specify what, if anything, the police ate during the questioning. [Google/AFP, Earlier]