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BRITAIN’S TOP CELEBRITY PUBLICIST ARRESTED

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s firestorm of scandals produced another flareup on Thursday when the country’s leading celebrity publicist, Max Clifford, was arrested and questioned by Scotland Yard on suspicion of sexual offenses. “Anyone who really knew me all those years ago, and those who have known me since, will have no doubt I would never act in the […]

EX-NEWS CORP LAWYER ARRESTED IN HACKING SCANDAL

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprising development, Scotland Yard has arrested Tom Crone, the former legal adviser to News International, on suspicion of telephone hacking. In 2010, Crone and Colin Myler, the editor of the now defunct News of the World, testified that they had informed News International CEO James Murdoch that there was evidence that telephone hacking […]

LAWYER: OHIO GUNMAN BROUGHT GUNS INTO THEATER FOR PROTECTION

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers and theater owners alike were on tenterhooks again on Tuesday following a report that a man had carried a satchel of weapons into a suburban Cleveland movie theater where The Dark Knight Rises was playing on Saturday. A police officer said that when the man, identified as Scott Smith, was asked why he brought […]

EX-NEWS OF THE WORLD REPORTER WRITES BLOG ITEM, IS ARRESTED

March 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Neville Thurlbeck, the former chief reporter for the News of the World, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of intimidating a witness. While the witness was not identified by police, he is believed to be Will Lewis, who heads an internal committee set up by News Corp to ferret out and turn over to authorities possibly […]

YET ANOTHER ARREST IN NEWS CORP’S NEWSPAPER SCANDAL

March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Add a 22nd name to the list of journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s flagship newspaper, the London Sun, and the now-defunct Sunday tabloid News of the World, who have been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into voicemail hacking and the alleged bribery of police and public officials. Acting on information received from News […]

DOCUMENTARY MAKER ARRESTED, EJECTED FROM HOUSE HEARING

February 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Documentary maker Josh Fox, who was nominated for an Oscar last year for his film Gasland, about the impact of natural gas drilling, was arrested on Capitol Hill Wednesday when he attempted to film a Congressiional hearing focusing on the issue. Charged with unlawful entry, Fox was led out of the hearing room in handcuffs. […]

SCOTLAND YARD POLICEWOMAN ARRESTED IN U.K. HACKING PROBE

December 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A 52-year-old Scotland Yard policewoman was arrested early today (Wednesday) on charges of receiving illegal payments from British journalists. The woman, whose name was not released, reportedly works for the “specialist operations division,” a highly critical unit that is responsible for such matters as national security and the protection of the royal family. Her arrest […]

ANOTHER ARREST IN NEWS CORP’S HACKING SCANDAL

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A 17th person has been arrested in connection with the telephone hacking scandal that has embroiled Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Bethany Usher, a former reporter for News of the World and now a senior lecturer in media and journalism at Teesside University, was detained “on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages,” Scotland Yard said. […]

MAN ARRESTED IN BRITAIN’S HACKING SCANDAL AT 5:55 A.M.

September 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A 16th arrest has been made in connection with the telephone hacking scandal that has roiled Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. However, Scotland Yard conducted this one in a different manner than the others. While the other 15 were contacted and given an appointment to be booked, fingerprinted, processed, and released on bail, the latest arrest […]

HOLLYWOOD-BASED REPORTER ARRESTED IN U.K. PHONE-HACKING SCANDAL

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Desborough, the Hollywood-based reporter for Britain’s now-defunct News of the World, has become the thirteenth person connected with the News Corp tabloid to be arrested in the ongoing telephone hacking scandal. Britain’s Guardian newspaper indicated that the charges against Desborough relate to his work for the newspaper before he was installed at its Los […]

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