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May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three executives who once held high positions at Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the umbrella company for News Corp’s British newspapers, are likely to be summoned to the bar of the House of Commons, where they are expected to receive a rare dressing-down for allegedly misleading Parliament over the phone-hacking scandal. They are Colin Myler, the former editor of the now-defunct News of the World, who is currently editor of the New York Daily News; Tom Crone, the newspaper’s former head of legal operations; and former News International chairman Les Hinton. They are accused of lying to a parliamentary committee when they testified that the hacking scandal was limited to a “rogue” reporter working for News of the World and a private detective. The committee has heard testimony that the three men had access to information at the time indicating that phone hacking at the paper was widespread. It has been 55 years since the last person was summoned to the bar of the House of Commons for such a rebuke. All three have denied the accusations.