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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 […]

EX-NEWS CORP EXECS FACE OFFICIAL REPRIMAND

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 […]

NEW EVIDENCE MAY UNDERMINE MURDOCH’S DEFENSE

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch has continued to maintain that he was unaware that voicemail hacking at the now-defunct News of the World went beyond the work of a single “rogue” reporter even after email correspondence between him and the tabloid’s editor was released suggesting that he was thoroughly briefed about the hacking. In a statement, Murdoch said […]

FIRED NEWS OF THE WORLD EDITOR COMES CLEAN

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A central figure in the News of the World telephone hacking scandal has acknowledged that Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks were kept in the dark about the hacking and that his own efforts to bring the matter to the attention of Brooks was thwarted by an unnamed superior. […]

MURDOCH COOLY DEFENDS HIMSELF

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appearing before a parliamentary committee today (Thursday), James Murdoch maintained that he had not misled it during a previous appearance in July and appeared to accuse two former subordinates of doing the misleading. Appearing unperturbed by a succession of jibes directed at him by committee members, Murdoch, currently News Corp’s deputy COO, repeated what he […]

WHAT DID MURDOCH KNOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT?

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch’s testimony before a parliamentary committee about the extent of phone hacking at News of the World, the now-defunct London tabloid, was challenged today (Tuesday) by the newspaper’s former editor, Colin Myler, and its former legal manager, Tom Crone.” Appearing before the same House of Commons committee, Myler said, “Murdoch was chief executive of […]

MURDOCH CLAN FIGHTING OVER HACKING SCANDAL

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A rift has developed in Rupert Murdoch’s family over the handling of the News of the World telephone hacking scandal. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that Elisabeth Murdoch walked out of a meeting of the Murdoch clan in London in July as her father and brothers James and Lachlan developed their “battle plan.” Meanwhile, […]