Police will investigate claims of corporate espionage

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THE States police have confirmed that they will investigate any ‘potential criminality’ after claims of corporate espionage in Jersey were made this week.

Maxime Renahy - the former finance worker who claims he spied on Jersey for three years for the DGSE. (24395168)

On Wednesday the JEP revealed that former finance worker Maxime Renahy had published a book claiming to be a former French secret service operative who spied for more than three years while working in the Island.

Mr Renahy claimed to work for the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure, the French version of MI6, between 2007 and 2012, while employed by Mourant International Finance Administration, later State Street Bank, in Jersey and Luxembourg.

Commenting on the matter, a States police spokeswoman said that they noted Mr Renahy’s claims and would work with the Law Officers’ Department to investigate any potential wrongdoing. ‘The States of Jersey Police have noted apparent disclosures and assertions through the JEP report in respect of espionage. We will investigate any potential criminality here, in liaison with the Law Officers’ Department as necessary.’

Ian Heath

By Ian Heath


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