Although an FCPA investigation apparently hasn’t yet been initiated against News Corp., which is a publicly held United States company, several senators yesterday sent letters to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to begin one, according to CNN. … [Read more...] about Probe of UK Tabloid’s Phone-Hacking Expands; FBI is Looking at Claims 9/11 Victims Were Targeted
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Meanwhile, questions are being raised about possible violations of the Corrupt Foreign Practices Act, the Associated Press reported in a separate story, and the scandal could potentially cost News Corp. its broadcasting licenses in the United States, This Week panelists said on the ABC News show. … [Read more...] about ‘Adult Supervision’ Lacking in UK Paper’s Phone-Hacking, Del. Suit Says, Blaming Board
Piers Morgan, a former editor of the Daily Mirror who is now a star reporter for CNN, wrote a 2006 article for the tabloid in which he describes a “heartbreaking” voice mail from McCartney begging his former wife, Heather Mills, to return home, the Star reports. … [Read more...] about Paul McCartney Says His Voice Mail May Have Been Hacked by UK Paper Competing with News Corp.
The list of those who settled also included former British Olympics Association chief executive Simon Clegg; model Nancy Moir; singer Samuel Preston; Cherie Blair’s former fitness trainer Carole Caplin; Emmerdale actor Ben Freeman; and Coronation stars Jimmi Harkishin, Alan Halsall, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Kate Ford and Samia Ghadie. … [Read more...] about Kym Marsh and Frank Bruno among latest stars to settle High Court hacking claims
The Journal criticism, however consistent with its long-standing editorial philosophy, does not come without irony. Its parent company and the company’s titular leader, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, are at the forefront of a full-throttle campaign to change the FCPA at a time when he and his company are seen as targets of potential enforcement. Though not charged with crimes, Murdoch’s Delaware-registered News Corp. has spent the last year trying to survive allegations that reporters and editors at Murdoch’s newspapers in the United Kingdom had hacked telephones and bribed police officers and other public officials to unearth sleaze and scandal involving celebrities, politicians and even ordinary British citizens. … [Read more...] about Foreign Exchanges: Rupert Murdoch, Embattled in the UK, Grapples with US Bribery Law