Speaking to Crikey, Moylan says it took a "couple of days" after the press release temporarily wiped $314 million off Whitehaven Coal shares for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission to find him at his camp in the Leard State Forest near Maules Creek in New South Wales. His computer and mobile phone were confiscated but charges have yet to be laid.
Uncharted legal waters as coal hoaxer mulls jail, fines
Anti-coal protester Jonathan Moylan's fake press release fooled the market this week -- but will the stunt land him in jail? Sally Whyte examines the precedents and finds Moylan is in uncertain waters.