Australian DJs in Hoax May Face Criminal Charges

Scotland Yard looking into it

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 22, 2012 9:01 AM CST

(Newser) – The Australian DJs whose royal hoax led to the suicide of a nurse they duped might face criminal charges, reports news.com.au. Scotland Yard says it working with the Crown Protection Service to determine whether any laws were broken, without providing more details. Meanwhile, Australia's media watchdog is exploring whether the stunt by Michael Christian and Mel Greig violated "broadcast obligations," reports the BBC.

Jacintha Saldanha in an undated photo.
Jacintha Saldanha in an undated photo.   (AP Photo/Saldanha Family)
Australian radio DJs Michael Christian, left, and Mel Greig appear in a TV interview.
Australian radio DJs Michael Christian, left, and Mel Greig appear in a TV interview.   (AP Photo/Channel Nine)
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