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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Shareholders on Friday amended a prior complaint (PDF) in Delaware Chancery Court against News of the World parent News Corp. to allege “rampant nepotism” and massive failures of corporate governance. Filed by Grant & Eisenhofer and Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, the shareholder derivative and class action suit seeks to block media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s daughter, Elisabeth Murdoch, from taking a seat on the board, as well as to stop the family from allegedly treating the company as a family “candy jar.” … [Read more...] about ‘Adult Supervision’ Lacking in UK Paper’s Phone-Hacking, Del. Suit Says, Blaming Board
Ratcheting up an ongoing scandal over claimed widespread hacking into the voice mail of celebrities and others by British journalists, famed pop singer and songwriter Paul McCartney says he was apparently victimized and plans to pursue the issue when he completes his current U.S. tour. … [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
Indeed, a U.K. parliamentary investigation in May concluded that Murdoch “is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company,” declaring that Murdoch, his son James, News Corp. and its subsidiary News International showed “willful blindness” to the problem. Earlier in the year, lead Scotland Yard investigator Sue Akers told the parliamentary inquiry that one Murdoch paper—the Sun—operated in a “culture … of illegal payments” that created systems to pay the bribes and hide the identities of officials receiving them. … [Read more...] about Foreign Exchanges: Rupert Murdoch, Embattled in the UK, Grapples with US Bribery Law