Australian Federal Police officers have raided the offices of Channel Seven in both Pyrmont and Eveleigh today as part of an investigation into the proceeds of crime, following its dealings with Schapelle Corby.
Fairfax reports twelve AFP officers arrived about 8:55am this morning and were still in Seven buildings at 10.30am.
An Australian Federal Police spokesman said: “The AFP can confirm it has executed a number of search warrants in Sydney in relation to an ongoing Proceeds of Crime Act matter. As this matter is ongoing it’s not appropriate for the AFP to comment further.”
Seven has reportedly agreed to a $2m pricetag for the Corby interview.
This morning Seven news ran footage of the raid in their own offices with a “First on Seven” watermark.
“As this matter is ongoing, it is not appropriate for the AFP to comment any further,” a spokeswoman for the AFP told news.com.au
Mike Willesee says he is still hopeful of an interview despite the Corby family indicating it would comply with advice from Indonesian authorities not to proceed. still not spoken to his star subject but was “absolutely” hopeful the paid interview would go ahead.
Story courtesy of tvtonight.com.au