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OzCar email faked by producer

In late June I wrote about the forged email that had been at the heart of a political scandal. Mr Godwin Grech at the time claimed he had received an email from the office of the Prime Minister of Australia pushing for preferential treatment of a friend of the PM. The Australian Federal Police raided Mr. Grech’s home and found the email in question, deleted, on his home computer. They pronounced it a fake.

Today, The Australian is reporting that Mr. Grech last night admitted to having faked the email. Mr. Grech claims that he recollected receiving an original email similar to the one in question. Unable to find the original, he concocted the fake one in order to substantiate verbal claims he had made about the matter.