KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8, 2015:
Former PetroSaudi International Ltd employee, Xavier Andre Justo, who was convicted for blackmailing his ex-company, admitted he was fuelled by greed and not goodwill.
In a report by Swiss national daily, Tages-Anzeigger the 48-year-old also stressed he was not a whistle-blower on the deal between 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and PetroSaudi.
“Even that would sound good,” he was quoted as saying.
The New Straits Times had this morning reproduced Justo’s interview with Tages-Anzeigger.
Justo also admitted he wanted money when he threatened his former employer that he would sell the data if the latter did not cough up 3.5 million francs (RM15.6 million).
He went on to express deep regret for his actions, claiming he did not expect the stolen data he handed over to The Edge Media Group chairman Datuk Tong Kooi Ong would create a “political firestorm” in Malaysia.
The information supplied by Justo, which some believe had also been fabricated, was the basis of several reports by Sarawak Report and The Edge against the sovereign national fund.
Justo is currently serving a three year jail term in a Thai prison.