14 Jun 2016
Monaco-based oil services company Unaoil said on Tuesday it was launching legal action against Australia’s Fairfax Media group, publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald, over reports linking it to corrupt practices involving big oil companies.
Fairfax Media and the Huffington Post said in a joint report in April that the U.S. Department of Justice and anti-corruption police in Britain and Australia had launched a joint investigation into the activities of Unaoil.
Unaoil denied the allegations and said that it had been the victim of an extortion attempt by unidentified criminals.
It did not say what information the extortionists had threatened to pass to the media but said it had been their victim for four months.
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