“Fighting on two fronts,” Murr said.
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MTV boss fires back at Harb, OgeroIn his first interview since being charged in an internet scandal, MTV CEO Michel El Murr Monday issued a scathing attack on Ogero and the telecommunications minister as he defended himself and his company. The MTV boss has been under fire since Lebanon's Financial Prosecutor issued charges against him on Sept. 20 for embezzlement connected to the ongoing illegal internet scandal.The allegations of running an illegal internet station that may have facilitated Israeli spying resulted in MTV being referred to all five branches of the judiciary. Murr explained that MTV was later cleared of all charges. After MTV was cleared of the allegations in court, Murr said the ministry concocted new accusations against them.Murr repeatedly linked the legal cases against MTV to corruption in the ministry and Ogero, which he said had lost the Lebanese people "tens of millions of dollars".The MTV head said the same applied for high-tech telecoms equipment that companies have to buy from licensed distributors for what Murr claims are inflated prices due to kickbacks to the ministry and Ogero.Yet, Murr insisted that despite all the issues MTV was facing, he was confident that the network could weather the storm, adding that he would continue to fight to clear MTV's name.
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