Two French Journalists Arrested Over Alleged Blackmail Against King Mohammed VI

2015-08-28 14:59:57 (GMT) ( - Press Release World News News)

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French journalists, Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet were arrested, on Thursday, August 27 ,  in Paris by French police under charges of attempted blackmail against Moroccan King Mohammed VI.
In an interview with French TV channel LCI, King Mohammed VI’s lawyer, Eric Dupont-Moretti said that Eric Laurent had contacted the Royal Office to announce that he is about to publish, along with Catherine Graciet, a book on Morocco and that he is ready to give it up for the sum of three million euros.
After a first meeting between the journalist and the lawyer representing the Moroccan party, the Kingdom of Morocco decided to file a complaint with the Paris’ public prosecutor.
A new meeting with the French journalist was organized, under the supervision of the police and the public prosecutor’s department, and Laurent’s statements were recorded, in addition to the pictures which were taken.
A judicial inquiry was opened by the public prosecutor’s department in Paris and three examining magistrates were tasked with conducting investigations concerning this “very serious” issue, said Dupont Moretti.
During the third meeting held this Thursday, under police supervision, Laurent and Graciet were given a sum of money, which they accepted and even signed a contract, a signature that testifies to their guilt, blackmail and foolish extortion.

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