PARIS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The French finance ministry said
on Wednesday it was acknowledging the conviction of Stephane
Richard, CEO of France's biggest telecoms company Orange
, for complicity of misuse of public funds by a Paris
It also said the Orange board would meet at the end of
The French state is Orange's main shareholder.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has repeatedly said
that the government position is that bosses of state-controlled
companies should quit if convicted of a crime and Richard's
sentence could spell the end of his career at Orange.
(Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic; Writing by Benoit Van
Overstraeten; Editing by Silvia Aloisi)