Let’s assume that the BBC reporter did try to bribe a Harlequin employee… SO WHAT?
A BBC Panorama staffer has been sacked after Harlequin alleged that the BBC employee approached a Harlequin employee with bribes in return for information. BBC is reporting the staffer to the police so it looks like there might be something to the allegations… or maybe not. Ya never know the truth of these things really until they are over and even then you wonder.
But let’s say that the BBC staffer did exactly what is alleged… offered a job to Harlequin’s security chief in exchange for information. Maybe that is against the law, maybe not… but it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with what happened in the last six years with Harlequin.
Trust me on this folks… Harlequin will make the big noise about this, and make the most of it…
… but it doesn’t change a damned thing about Harlequin taking money and promising to build thousands of homes and building practically nothing.
Don’t be too concerned about this BBC happening. Keep your eye focused on the main event: Where is the money, where are the vacation homes?
BBC Panorama producer resigns after developer’s ‘bribery’ allegation
Harlequin says it will to go to the police over claim attempt was made to bribe security consultant to disclose information.
The producer at the centre of Panorama bribery allegations has left the BBC as it emerged that Harlequin, the luxury Caribbean property developer that lodged the complaint with the corporation, is to take its grievance to the police.
Last week the BBC suspended Matthew Chapman, a member of the Panorama production team working on a programme about Harlequin, after the company lodged a complaint that he had offered a security consultant a bribe for information.
The BBC, which has never confirmed the name of the individual at the centre of the allegations, said on Friday that a member of staff has left the corporation.
“We have accepted the resignation of a member of staff who had recently been suspended following a complaint made to Panorama,” said a spokesman for the BBC.
Harlequin, which issued a strongly worded statement last Thursday naming the Panorama producer as Matthew Chapman, said that it is contacting the police about the allegations.
“We have been advised by our lawyers that we should now take the next step and report Matthew Chapman to the police,” said a spokesman for the company.
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