Another Murdoch underling arrested by police

This video from the British Parliament is called MP Tom Watson Calls James Murdoch A Mafia Boss.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Police arrest Sun royal editor for phone-hacking

Thursday 19 April 2012

by Paddy McGuffin, Home Affairs Reporter

The Sun newspaper’s royal editor and a former member of the armed forces were among three people arrested on Thursday by detectives investigating alleged illegal payments to public officials.

Officers from Scotland Yard’s Operation Elveden carried out dawn raids on homes in Kent and Lancashire.

A total of 26 people have now been arrested since last July as part of the operation, which is linked to the Metropolitan Police’s continuing phone-hacking investigation.

Police said detectives arrested a 42-year-old former serviceman and a 38-year-old woman at their home in Lancashire at about 6am.

A man was held on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and a woman on suspicion of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office. They were being questioned at a police station in Lancashire.

Sun reporter Duncan Larcombe was arrested at his home in Kent on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. He was being questioned at a police station in Kent.

Scotland Yard said: “Today’s operation is the result of information provided to police by News Corporation’s management standards committee.

“It relates to suspected payments to a public official and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately.”

Meanwhile Labour MP Tom Watson, in a new book Dial M for Murdoch co-written with the Independent‘s Martin Hickman, has detailed the pressure applied to MPs to hold off from investigating the phone-hacking scandal.

In particular the book will highlight the behaviour of News International towards members of the Commons culture, media and sport committee while it was challenging the cover-up.

See also here.

Murdoch – part of the corrupt political establishment: here.

Salford-based hip-hop duo Class Actions return with their latest single “Rip Up The Sun”. The track doesn’t stop short at attacking the newspaper—it mounts a scathing onslaught on Rupert Murdoch’s entire empire: here.

7 thoughts on “Another Murdoch underling arrested by police

  1. Leveson Inquiry: Murdoch ‘dined with Cameron 12 times’

    Tuesday 24 April 2012

    James Murdoch met David Cameron 12 times while he was leader of the opposition, including four meetings also attended by Rebekah Brooks, the Leveson inquiry heard ion Tuesday.

    The media baron briefly talked to Mr Cameron at a dinner about the removal of Business Secretary Vince Cable’s powers to oversee News Corporation’s bid to take over broadcaster BSkyB.

    Mr Murdoch had drinks with the Tory leader in September 2009 to discuss the Sun’s plans to endorse the Conservative Party at the following year’s general election, the press standards inquiry was told.

    He also met Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague during the Tories’ time in opposition. Between June 2006 and January 2010, Mr Murdoch met Mr Cameron eight times for dinner, twice for breakfast, once for lunch and once for drinks.

    Ms Brooks attended meetings between the media boss and the Conservative leader on May 5 2009, November 2 2009, November 19 2009 and January 21 2010.


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