US Readies News Corp Subpoenas

Investigates police bribery, 9/11 victims' phone hacking
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2011 6:41 AM CDT
Phone Hacking Scandal: US Readies Subpoenas for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
News Corporation head Rupert Murdoch exits his Fifth Avenue residence, Thursday, July 21, 2011, in New York.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

(Newser) – As the News Corp scandal spreads to the US, the Justice Department is readying subpoenas tied to accusations of foreign bribery and allegations of hacking into 9/11 victims’ voicemail, an insider tells the Wall Street Journal—itself owned by Rupert Murdoch’s company. The subpoenas haven’t yet been authorized for issuance. The Justice Department is eyeing alleged police bribery at the News of the World, while the FBI is reportedly looking into the 9/11 voicemail hacking. (Click for more US-based woes for the company.)

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