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Accused Icelandic tycoon faces row over influencing own media coverage


Editor from 365 group says Jon Asgeir Johannesson, who faces trial over for exerting undue influence on a bank, pressurises journalists over stories about him

Fallen Icelandic tycoon Jon Asgeir Johannesson, who once controlled a string of UK high-street retail chains and is standing trial for allegations that he exerted undue influence on an Icelandic bank , has been accused of attempting to influence media coverage of his affairs from Reykjavik's largest media group, 365.

The business editor for television station Channel 2, which is part of 365 – where Johannesson's wife is the controlling ow...