Jonathan Moylan to be sentenced for Whitehaven Coal hoax email

Environmental activist pleaded guilty to disseminating false information and faces up to 10 years in jail

An environmental activist whose hoax Australian Stock Exchange email temporarily wiped $314m off the value of Whitehaven Coal will be sentenced at the supreme court in Sydney on Friday morning.

In January last year, Jonathan Moylan issued a press release on ANZ letterhead saying the bank had withdrawn its $1.2bn loan facility from Whitehavens Maules Creek coal project in NSW on environmental and ethical grounds.

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