Sunday, February 12, 2012

How the Mighty Have Fallen: Department of Justice and Scotland Yard Continue to Close in on Murdoch's News Corp

Rupert Murdoch
The Guardian has some new articles about the Department of Justice's and Scotland Yard's continuing investigation of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which owns Fox News. A Scotland Yard  investigation is called Operation Elveden is investigating allegedly illegal payments to British police.

Reuters (2-7-12) reports:
British detectives are conducting three parallel investigations.
One inquiry, known as Operation Weeting, is investigating alleged phone hacking, and a second inquiry, Operation Tuleta, is investigating allegations of computer hacking. The third investigation, Operation Elveden, is investigating allegations that journalists paid police officers bribes in return for story tipoffs. The head of the three investigations said this week she was increasing the number of police looking at police payments.
Because their headquarters is in New York City, News Corp is subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act if they bribed British policemen. Here is a link to articles about Rupert Murdoch. Here is a link to a Guardian (2-11-12) article about why Murdoch may be subject to the FCPA act.
Here is Wikipedia's article on the FCPA. Here is what the Department of Justice says about the FCPA.


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