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Rebekah Brooks Got a Horse From Scotland Yard
Rebekah Brooks Got a
Horse From Scotland Yard
for 2 years....

Rebekah Brooks Got a Horse From Scotland Yard

Rebekah Brooks kept horse for two years

(Newser) - A weird detail from coverage of the News of the World phone hacking scandal : The year after NotW royal editor Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed, Scotland Yard loaned out a retired police horse to Rebekah Brooks, who was at that time the editor of the Sun...

Murdoch&#39;s Sun Regularly Paid Off Corrupt Officials
Murdoch's Sun Regularly
Paid Off Corrupt Officials
hacking inquiry

Murdoch's Sun Regularly Paid Off Corrupt Officials

Investigation reveals 'culture ... of illegal payments': police

(Newser) - Reporters for Rupert Murdoch's Sun tabloid made a habit of paying off not just the police but also public officials, normalizing a "culture ... of illegal payments," the officer leading the police investigation into News International told an inquiry today. "Systems have been created to facilitate those...

Times of London Dragged Into UK's Hacking Scandal

Another Rupert Murdoch newspaper being probed, says lawmaker

(Newser) - Police are investigating alleged email interception by Rupert Murdoch's Times of London, a British lawmaker said today—dragging Britain's oldest national newspaper into the broadening scandal over press wrongdoing. Labour Party legislator Tom Watson, who helped lift the lid on tabloid phone hacking, released a letter from police...

London Cops Nab 4 Journos in Bribery Case

All linked to News of the World phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - London police today arrested four current and former Sun journalists for allegedly paying off police, the Guardian reports. All had worked under Rebekah Brooks when she edited the Sun—whose Sunday sister paper News of the World closed last year amid a phone hacking scandal. The arrests may cast fresh...

36 Victims Settle in Murdoch Phone Hacking Scandal

News Group Newspapers appears to acknowledge cover-up

(Newser) - The British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's media empire has reached settlements with 36 alleged victims of the News Corp phone hacking scandal. Politicians, a soccer player, and actor Jude Law are among those who settled out of court, for amounts ranging from $40,000 to $200,000 plus...

Piers Morgan on Defensive at Phone Hacking Hearing

He won't say how he heard Paul McCartney voicemail

(Newser) - Piers Morgan was in the hot seat today in Britain's phone hacking inquiry, but the CNN host refused to play along. He got grilled via video from the US on one point in particular, notes AP : If he didn't engage in phone hacking, how did he manage to...

BSkyB Votes to Keep James Murdoch

He's reelected by huge margin despite hacking scandal

(Newser) - Looks like the News of the World phone hacking scandal won't cost James Murdoch his spot as chairman of BSkyB. Murdoch sailed through a shareholder vote today, with 81.24% supporting him and 18.76% opposing, the AP reports. "He runs an excellent board," Deputy chairman Nicholas...

We Hid Hacking From James Murdoch: NotW Bigwig

Former chief reporter confirms boss' Parliamentary testimony

(Newser) - James Murdoch was telling the truth when he told Britain’s Parliament he didn't know the extent of phone hacking at the News of the World , says the paper’s former head reporter. His subordinates “kept him in the dark,” Neville Thurlbeck—the man seemingly addressed in...

Murdoch: I Didn't Lie, Except About That One Thing

Tells Parliament he was kept in the dark, but did know about a 2008 email

(Newser) - And so begins the grilling of James Murdoch by Parliament, Round 2. Today's theme: I didn't lie. Murdoch once again insisted that he told the truth in regards to his lack of knowledge about the criminal activity that was happening at News of the World. And he pinned...

Brit Tabloid Detective Spied on Prince

Ex-cop stalked more than 100 people for Rupert Murdoch newspaper

(Newser) - It turns out Rupert Murdoch's News of the World hired detectives to spy on more than 100 people, including Prince William. The newspaper assigned an ex-cop to tail the prince for several days, even as the tabloid was being investigated for hacking into William's voice mail in 2006,...

Rebekah Brooks Scored $2.7M Payoff From News Corp
 News Corp Slipped 
 Brooks $2.7M Payout 

News Corp Slipped Brooks $2.7M Payout

Renewed interest in former News International exec ahead of Murdoch testimony

(Newser) - Rebekah Brooks may have quit News Corp in disgrace at the height of the phone hacking scandal, but the less-than-harsh terms of her severance package are again grabbing headlines. The "loyal lieutenant," as the Guardian calls her, landed a $2.7 million severance, along with two years of...

NotW May Have Phone Hacked 5,795 People: Police

Number much higher than initial estimates

(Newser) - News of the World’s private investigator listened in on a lot of people. Police say that professional snooper Glenn Mulcaire’s 11,000 pages of notes contain the names of 5,795 potential victims—almost twice the 2,000 to 3,000 the Guardian initially reported two years ago,...

Murdochs' Father-Son Feud Raises Succession Doubts

Will James Murdoch take over, or will his differences with his father derail him

(Newser) - Rupert and James Murdoch have done a good job of projecting unity throughout News Corp’s phone hacking scandal , but behind the scenes there’s a growing tension between them, sources tell the New York Times . James Murdoch became a powerful figure in the company by heading its European and...

16th Suspect Arrested in Phone Hacking Scandal

35-year-old man not yet identified by police

(Newser) - British police say they've arrested a 16th suspect in their investigation of phone hacking at the now-defunct tabloid News of the World. The 35-year-old man, whose name was not released, was arrested at his home this morning. None of the 16 suspects has yet been charged, and one has...

PM's Aide Stayed on Murdoch's Payroll

Ex- NOTW editor received Murdoch checks while working for Tories

(Newser) - The British phone-hacking scandal just became even more damaging to British Prime Minister David Cameron. Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson remained on the News International payroll for six months after being hired as Cameron's communication director, receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Rupert Murdoch...

As Scandal Widens, NotW's Hollywood Writer Arrested

Arrest renews concerns that NotW reporters hacked phones in America

(Newser) - A former News of the World journalist who covered the United States from Los Angeles for several years was arrested today in London for his role in the ongoing phone-hacking scandal , reports the Guardian . The arrest of James Desborough further raises questions about whether NotW hacked phones in the United...

NotW Reporter's Letter Blows Lid Off of Top-Level Cover Up

Goodman: hacking was 'widely discussed'

(Newser) - A 4-year-old letter by News of the World's disgraced royal reporter—who went to jail and was fired for his admitted role in the phone hacking scandal—contends that senior figures at the newspaper and at News International knew phone hacking was widespread and sanctioned, reports the Guardian . The...

Murdoch: I'm Sticking as News Corp Chief

Mogul announces strong results for media empire

(Newser) - The phone-hacking scandal that killed the News of the World hasn't made much of an impact on News Corp's bottom line—or on Rupert Murdoch's place at the top. "The board and I believe I should continue in my current role as chairman and CEO,"...

Source: Murdoch Still Paying Ex-CEO

Rebekah Brooks told to 'travel the world,' then come back for new job

(Newser) - Rebekah Brooks resigned as chief executive of News International amid the phone hacking scandal, but apparently that doesn't really mean anything. A source tells the Telegraph Brooks is still on the company payroll, although Brooks herself won't comment. “My understanding is that Rupert [Murdoch] has told her...

Guardian Journo: I Hacked Phones, Too

Sought out 'bribery and corruption,' not 'tittle tattle'

(Newser) - In a sort of odd pot-meets-kettle situation, a Guardian investigations editor who was on the team that helped blow the lid on the News of the World scandal himself admitted to hacking ... in 2006. Following NotW royal editor Clive Goodman’s guilty plea, David Leigh wrote that he had hacked...

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