Monday, September 23, 2019

DID DEPUTY MAYOR OF LONDON TRY TO STYMIE HACKING PROBE?

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last April, Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London and the chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority (Scotland Yard), met with the then police commissioner — equivalent to the chief of police — and purportedly urged him to downsize his investigation into alleged voicemail hacking by reporters working for News of the World, the now-defunct tabloid […]

REPORT: FORMER TABLOID EDITOR PAID BY PAPER AND POLICE

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former deputy editor of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World, was paid nearly $40,000 after leaving the newspaper and going to work as a consultant for Scotland Yard. The London Daily Telegraph disclosed that the money was paid to Neil Wallis in late 2009 and 2010 for “crime exclusives” that included details […]

TOP SCOTLAND YARD OFFICIAL ACCUSES MURDOCH

July 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The president of the British Association of Chief Police Officers, Hugh Orde, has accused News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch of showing “a complete denial of any responsibility” for the telephone hacking activities that forced the shutdown of the 168-year-old tabloid News of the World, Murdoch’s most profitable newspaper. Orde, who is being tipped to succeed […]

LONDON’S TWO TOP POLICE OFFICERS QUIT OVER HACKING SCANDAL

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid numerous charges that for years police had failed to investigate fully the claims of telephone hacking, Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) Commissioner Paul Stephenson announced his resignation on Sunday, observing that the public inquiry into the matter would take more than a year before a final report is issued, during which time he would remain […]

NEW HACKING REVELATIONS SET OFF UPROAR IN U.K.

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The voicemail hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World appeared to threaten Prime Minister David Cameron’s government Tuesday as it emerged that News International, the umbrella group for Murdoch’s news operations in the U.K., had turned over to investigators details of payments made by the tabloid to senior police officers between […]