Journalists ‘tried to blackmail a king for £2.1million’

Journalists 'tried to blackmail a king for £2.1million'
King Mohammed VI of Morocco (Photo: PDN/SIPA/REX Shutterstock)

Two journalists allegedly tried to blackmail the King of Morocco.

Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet have been handed preliminary extortion charges.

It’s claimed they threatened to write a compromising book about King Mohammed VI unless he paid three million euros (£2.1million).

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A French lawyer for the king said Laurent and Graciet were arrested in a sting operation.

The monarchy is considered to be above criticism in Morocco, and the journalists are renowned for critical writings about the king.

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29 August 2015 | 12:32 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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