A paper processing company that processes papers and journals is to be investigated by an independent group for possible ethical breaches over the process, the Irish Times has reported.
The group, which is currently examining the company, will also consider whether to recommend to the European Union that the process should be halted.
In a report to the company’s board, the group said that it was concerned about the way in which the company had conducted its paper processing and said that the company could not be trusted to be “properly accountable”.
The group has been investigating the company for a year, following the discovery of documents leaked by whistleblower Adrian Newey.
“I have no doubt that we are at a stage of this process where we need to look at what we have done and how we have gone wrong,” said the group’s chairman, Dr David O’Connor.
“This process is very similar to that that we used to run in the US in the 90s, and I am sure that we can make a lot of improvements to it.”
Mr Newey has revealed details of a scheme that involved the publication of papers in the UK and Ireland using an automated process to ensure the paper was safe for sale to customers.
The company, called Paperjet, said that some of the papers were sent to the US where it was then sold and printed.
The paper was then sent to a warehouse where it could be sold at a higher price.
Mr Newy revealed that the papers had been sent to New York and were then sold there to customers who then paid the higher price for the paper.
The firm said that Mr Newing revealed this scheme to the board of the company in April this year, saying that he was concerned it would have consequences for his family and business.
The process was halted in June when the US authorities discovered that some documents had been leaked.
A spokesman for the company said: “Paperjet was fully aware of the issue that the US government is currently investigating and we have already taken appropriate action, including contacting the US Attorney General to request that a formal investigation be opened.”
He said that Paperjet was cooperating fully with the US Government and has apologised to the Government and the people of the UK.
In an emailed statement, the company explained that it had decided not to publish the documents on the company website or in a press release due to the “significant risk” to its business.
It said that paper processing is a very time-consuming and expensive process, adding that it would not disclose any details of the investigation until a formal response is received from the US.
The investigation was launched in April when the National Health Service discovered that a series of documents had leaked.
The US Government launched an investigation into the documents.
It has said that several of the documents were sent between June and September this year.
The newspaper has reported that the newspaper’s chairman said that in the past Mr Neweys business had been “very good” but that “there has been some mismanagement and an increase in corruption in this company”.