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The company’s Chief Executive, Alexander Nix, was filmed bragging of his firm’s secret influence in elections around the world, sometimes by operating through a web of shadowy front companies, or by using sub-contractors
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In one exchange, when asked about digging up material on political opponents, Nix said the firm could “send some girls around to the candidate’s house”, adding that Ukrainian girls “are very beautiful, I find that works very well”.
In another exchange he said: “We’ll offer a large amount of money to the candidate, to finance his campaign in exchange for land for instance, we’ll have the whole thing recorded, we’ll blank out the face of our guy and we post it on the Internet.”
On Sunday the firm was reported to be “scrambling” to stop the broadcast using legal means, but on Monday Channel 4 News sources confirmed the broadcast would go ahead as planned.
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