SYDNEY (Reuters) - Shares in Australia's Leighton Holdings
Citing internal company memos, Fairfax media reported that Leighton senior executives knew about plans to pay alleged multimillion-dollar kickbacks in Iraq, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Leighton is majority owned by Germany's Hochtief AG
Australian federal police are already investigating potential corruption relating to Iraq contracts in 2011. The company said in a statement it was not aware of any new breaches or allegations.
The stock was down 10 percent at A$17.68 ($16.56) in early trade.
($1 = 1.0675 Australian dollars)
(Reporting By Jane Wardell; Editing by Richard Pullin)
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