Muddy Waters recently filed a petition in a New York court, seeking to expose the identity of Gmail fraudsters who targeted its founder, prominent short-seller Carson Block.

The fraudsters, who previously posed as a WSJ reporter, an investigator from Autorite des Marches Financiers, and a Paris bank employee, made numerous calls and emails to Muddy Waters, seeking information on Block and his research on supermarket operator Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA (CASP.PA).

It is said that Casino might have hired the impersonators, but the group vehemently refuted the accusations, saying that it was just another destabilization attempt. Google meanwhile said that they were in the middle of reviewing legal papers and refused to give any further comment.        

Source: Reuters

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