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U.K. PM’s Ex-Aide Coulson Jailed In Murdoch Hacking Case

London (AFP) – Andy Coulson, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World and one-time top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was jailed for 18 months on Friday for his role in the phone-hacking scandal that closed the tabloid. The sentence passed by a judge at the Old Bailey court in […]

July 4, 2014

Britain’s Phone-Hacking Trial Ends With Just One Conviction

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes unsavory nexus of media, celebrity and […]

June 25, 2014

Ex-Tabloid Editor Rebekah Brooks Acquitted In Phone-Hacking Trial

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday of phone hacking, corruption and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to its core and exposed the uncomfortably close ties between politicians, […]

June 24, 2014

Britain’s Phone Hacking Trial Hears Of Tony Blair’s Advice

By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offered to act as a secret adviser to Rupert Murdoch and two of his newspaper executives as they confronted revelations of illegal phone hacking, a London jury heard Wednesday. The disclosure — contained in an email sent by Rebekah Brooks, a […]

February 19, 2014

Brooks is Out: Top Murdoch Lieutenant Resigns

LONDON (AP) — Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s loyal lieutenant, resigned Friday as chief executive of his embattled British newspapers, becoming the biggest casualty so far in the phone hacking scandal at a now-defunct Sunday tabloid. Murdoch had defended the 43-year-old Brooks in the face of demands from British politicians that she step down, and had […]

July 15, 2011

Murdoch Still Making the “Necessary Promises”

Distressed by his sinking fortunes, Rupert Murdoch finally spoke out today to defend himself, his progeny and his company – just as the FBI confirmed its agents are probing whether Murdoch’s minions illegally invaded the privacy of 9/11 victims and their families. Talking to the Wall Street Journal, which is owned by News Corporation, the […]

July 14, 2011

Report: FBI Is Investigating Murdoch

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The official spoke Thursday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. […]

July 14, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: It’s “Inconceivable” That Fox News Titan Didn’t Know About Phone Hacking, Says Murdoch Biographer

How much did Rupert Murdoch know about the phone hacking felonies committed by reporters at the News of the World, his suddenly defunct British tabloid–and when did he know it? Today Michael Wolff, the journalist and author of “The Man Who Owns the News,” a definitive biography of the international media mogul, told The National […]

July 7, 2011