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Friday, July 22, 2011

News Corp Being Subpoenaed in US

While we stew in the heat and humidity, good news this morning!

Paul Owen writes in tne Guardian: "The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the US department of justice is "preparing subpoenas as part of preliminary investigations" into Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. The subpoenas relate to alleged foreign bribery – presumably News International's alleged payments to police in Britain, the subject of the Metropolitan police's Operation Elveden – and alleged hacking of the answerphone messages of 9/11 victims, a story reported by the Daily Mirror which has not been confirmed elsewhere."

And the NY Daily News reports: "Separately, the FBI was probing whether employees of Rupert Murdoch's media empire hacked into voice mails of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to The Wall St. Journal. The paper also speculated that the SEC might probe News Corp., as well, because the company did not alert shareholders in financial disclosures to the potential of litigation related to the hacking scandal."

This is a gift that keeps on giving.

I just can't think too hard on this right now. It's too hot for thought.

1 comment:

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Time to go sit in a pool of cool water. It's gonna get even hotter ... both the news story, and the weather.