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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 […]

LAWYER SAYS MURDOCH TOLD “A SHAMEFUL LIE”

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Saying that Rupert Murdoch’s reference on Thursday to a lawyer at the now defunct News of the World taking charge of a cover-up of the newspaper’s telephone hacking “can only refer to me,” Tom Crone has denounced the allegation as “a shameful lie.” Crone also came to the defense of the newspaper’s former editor, Colin […]

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 […]

WHEN DID NEWS CORP EXECS LEARN ABOUT HACKING?

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone-hacking saga involving Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the umbrella group for his British news operations, took a new twist today (Thursday) when the London Independent disclosed that “up to a dozen” executives of N.I. were made aware by police as far back as 2006 that phone hacking at the now defunct News of the […]

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, […]

FORMER TABLOID EXECS CONTRADICT JAMES MURDOCH

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch’s assertion on Tuesday that he now wanted News International to be “transparent” in relation to the News of the World voicemail-hacking scandal was called into question on Thursday when two former executives with the now-shuttered tabloid contradicted Murdoch’s testimony, Murdoch maintained in his testimony that he was not aware of an email intended […]