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TWO EX-NEWS CORP EXECS CHARGED WITH BRIBERY

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two former heads of News International — the umbrella group comprising News Corp’s British newspapers — were among five people formally charged today (Tuesday) with bribing public officials in exchange for confidential information. The two are Andy Coulson, who after leaving News International became the spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron, and Rebekah Brooks, often […]

TRIAL OF MURDOCH’S TOP ASSOCIATES SET FOR NEXT YEAR

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several top executives and journalists for Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World returned to court today for pretrial formalities that included the judge’s announcement that their trials will begin in September of next year. Among the former News of the World employees who face a general charge of “conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications” were […]

MURDOCH’S TOP LIEUTENANTS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K. escalated to new heights today (Tuesday) as Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spokesman, and Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International, were notified that they would be charged with conspiracy to intercept communications. Prosecutors said that the alleged crimes were committed between […]

EX-NEWS OF THE WORLD EDITOR “DETAINED” ON SUSPICION OF PERJURY

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now-defunct News of the World, who went on to become the spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron, has been “detained” by police in Scotland on suspicion of perjury committed in a Scottish court in 2010. (The BBC explained that in Scotland, individuals are detained on suspicion of committing […]

EX-NEWS OF THE WORLD REPORTER CALLS EDITORS “SCUM”

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former reporter and features editor for Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World has claimed that two former editors were well aware that the voicemails of celebrities and politicians were being routinely hacked by reporters, working with private investigators. Paul McMullan, who worked for the tabloid from 1994 to 2001, told the Leveson […]

WHEN DID NEWS CORP EXECS LEARN ABOUT HACKING?

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone-hacking saga involving Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the umbrella group for his British news operations, took a new twist today (Thursday) when the London Independent disclosed that “up to a dozen” executives of N.I. were made aware by police as far back as 2006 that phone hacking at the now defunct News of the […]

LAWYER CLAIMS BRITAIN’S CHANCELLOR FELT OBLIGATED TO EDITOR

September 13, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Mark Lewis, a lawyer for several of the alleged victims of telephone hacking by a private detective and reporters working for the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World, has suggested that Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne recommended that Andy Coulson, the tabloid’s former editor, be appointed Prime Minister David Cameron’s communications director because […]

HACKERGATE PROBE: WHY WAS COULSON PAID AFTER HE QUIT?

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

New questions have arisen about why Andy Coulson was awarded a substantial severance package paid over several years after he resigned as editor of News of the World when the scandal over voicemail hacking first broke in 2007. Britain’s Guardian newspaper took note of a message left by David Yelland, a former editor of another […]

EDITOR IN HACKING SCANDAL MAY HAVE HAD TWO BOSSES

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s telephone hacking scandal took a new turn on Monday when the BBC reported that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson had received hundreds of thousands of dollars from News International, the News Corp subsidiary that oversees Rupert Murdoch’s news operations in the U.S., after he had resigned from the paper and had […]

A SMOKING GUN IN NEWS CORP’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL?

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Evidence that would appear to suggest that senior executives of Rupert Murdoch’s British news subsidiary News International (NI), including his son James, had engaged in a massive cover-up of the voicemail hacking scandal since at least 2007 was published today (Tuesday) by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The evidence includes a […]

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