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TWO MORE ARRESTS IN BRITAIN’S HACKING/BRIBERY SCANDAL

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two more journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s daily tabloid The Sun, the largest circulating newspaper in Britain, have been arrested on suspicion of bribing a police officer. The officer has also been arrested, Scotland Yard said today (Wednesday). The latest arrests bring to 50 the number arrests made in connection with the investigation into bribery of police and other officials by reporters for The Sun and for the now-defunct News of the World. The arrests were triggered by information provided to the police by News International’s Management and Standards Committee, which is conducting an internal investigation into bribery and a separate investigation into telephone voicemail hacking, Today’s arrests, Scotland Yard said, “relate to suspected payments to a public official and suspected disclosure of confidential information by a police officer and are not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately.”