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POLICE PROBE OF U.K. HACKING SCANDAL TO COST $60 MILLION

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While much has been written about the enormous cost to News Corp of the telephone hacking scandal in the U.K., little has been written about the cost to the British taxpayer. But Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Sue Akers has put a figure on the costs of the three parallel investigations: Operation Weeting, which focuses on […]

COULD U.K. POLICE PROBE OF NEWS CORP BE TAINTED?

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s attorney general, Dominic Grieve, who serves as the chief legal adviser to the government, is examining the damning testimony by the head of Scotland Yard’s investigation into alleged telephone hacking and bribery by News International journalists after receiving “at least one complaint” that her remarks were potentially in contempt of court. Sue Akers, the […]

EVIDENCE IN SUN PROBE REVEALS “NETWORK OF CORRUPTED OFFICIALS”

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One day after Rupert Murdoch inaugurated a Sunday edition of his daily tabloid The Sun, with a reported circulation of 3 million, a Scotland Yard investigator has presented sensational evidence that the newspaper has routinely engaged in bribing police and public officials to obtain gossipy information about celebrities and other public officials. In testimony prepared […]

BRITAIN EXPANDS HACKER PROBE

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Suggesting that it may now have evidence that reporters and/or their accomplices working for the now shuttered U.K. tabloid News of the World may have hacked into computers or engaged in other forms of illegal eavesdropping, Scotland Yard is reportedly expanding the scope of its original investigation. The Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday) that […]

MURDOCH’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL: THE PLOT WIDENS

February 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The persistent claim by Scotland Yard that its evidence showed that only one reporter at Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World, working with a private detective, had engaged in hacking the voicemails of British celebrities and politicians appeared to fall apart Thursday when it was disclosed that the police agency had handed over […]

POLICE ALERT THOUSANDS IN U.K. HACKERGATE SCANDAL

February 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The mounting Hackergate scandal in Britain took a new turn today (Thursday) when Scotland Yard, which has reopened the case, signaled that it is alerting thousands of celebrities and politicians that their voicemails were hacked by a private investigator working under the aegis of Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World. The Met, as […]