PARIS — Beleaguered French sportswear label Regina Rubens, which filed for the equivalent of Chapter 11 debt protection two years ago, has been ordered to pay a fine of $282,222, or 250,000 euros, for accounting irregularities.

The Commission des Operations de Bourse, or COB, the French stock market regulator, said last week it had judged Rubens guilty of falsifying accounts and forecasts for the firm between 1998 and March 2000. In 1999, for example, Rubens reported revenue 29 percent higher than her actual sales, according to a statement from the COB. Although the decision dates to March 4, it was only made public on Friday.

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