Too bad. Personally, I would like to have seen what the goods were that they had on the mustard.
French journos ‘try to blackmail’ Morocco king
Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, who are working on a book about King Mohammed VI, were arrested after a meeting with a Moroccan official at which they were given money, a source close to the French investigation told AFP, confirming remarks made by a lawyer for the Moroccan government.
“A sum of money was handed over and accepted,” the source said, adding the journalists were being investigated for attempted extortion and attempted blackmail.
Eric Dupond-Moretti, a lawyer for the Moroccan government, told RTL radio that Laurent had contacted the royal palace in July, saying he was writing a book about the king.
The journalist allegedly demanded €3 million ($3.4 mn) in hush money not to publish the book, which reportedly contains damaging revelations about Mohammed VI.