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WITH SCANDAL EXPANDING, MURDOCH TAKES CHARGE

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Six days after the arrests of five senior journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s largest newspaper, the London Sun, on charges that they bribed police and other public officials for information, Murdoch today (Friday), flew into London and made a series of startling announcements. “We are doing everything we can to assist those who were arrested,” he […]

REPORTERS AT U.K. FIGHT BACK — AT MURDOCH AND POLICE

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As the Scotland Yard investigation began looking into the possibility that Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper attempted to bribe and otherwise corrupt public officials in order to obtain information for exposés, personnel at the newspaper have begun to fight back. Referring to the arrest of five top journalists at the paper — Britain’s largest — over […]

MURDOCH ROCKED BY NEW SCANDAL

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch was reportedly flying to London on Sunday following the latest bombshell in the continuing scandal involving his British newspapers — the arrest of five senior journalists at The Sun, Britain’s largest circulating daily newspaper (2.7 million copies). They included the newspaper’s deputy editor, chief reporter, chief foreign correspondent, picture editor, and a reporter. […]

FOUR MORE NEWS CORP REPORTERS ARRESTED

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening a new phase in the investigation that began with allegations of voicemail hacking by reporters for the now defunct London tabloid News of the World, police on Saturday arrest four current and former reporters for the Sun, another London newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch. A serving police officer was also arrested as Scotland Yard […]

NEWS CORP SCANDAL WIDENS; BRIBERY NOW ALLEGED

January 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

News Corp has admitted that a former editor who worked for its News of the World and London Sun newspapers in the U.K. ordered a reporter in 2009 to bribe a female prison guard in order to get information about a child killer. Bloomberg News reported today (Thursday) that the editor, Matt Nixson, was subsequently […]

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ASKS NEWS CORP ABOUT PAYMENTS TO POLICE

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Justice Department has sent a Letter of Request to News Corp officials requesting more information about allegations that its News International unit made payments to London police for information that was used in its British newspapers. News Corp is an American corporation and as such is subject to the rules of the Foreign Corrupt […]

EX-THAI TOURISM CHIEF TO FACE TRIAL ON TAKING FESTIVAL BRIBES

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Thailand’s Anti-Corruption Commission has recommended that the former head of the country’s tourism office be prosecuted for allegedly taking bribes from a Los Angeles couple who were awarded a contract to run the Bangkok International Film Festival from 2003-2006. In addition to the charges leveled against Thai Tourism Authority Governor Juthamas Siriwan, the NAAC ruled […]

U.K. NEWSPAPER DEMANDS PUBLIC PROBE OF RIVAL

June 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Guardian newspaper has editorially called for an immediate public inquiry into new charges that politicians and celebrities were snooped on by private detectives working for Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid. Such an inquiry should occur, it said, before Murdoch is allowed to gain full control of Britain’s largest commercial television company, BSkyB. […]

SENTENCING DELAYED FOR PRODUCERS CONVICTED OF BRIBERY

April 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The husband-and-wife producers who were convicted last September of bribing Thai officials in order to secure a contract to run the Bangkok Film Festival will have to wait until April 29 to learn what their sentence will be. Gerald and Patricia Green were to have been sentenced in Los Angeles on Thursday, but Judge George […]

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