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More Senior Journalists of Murdoch’s Sun Arrested

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Posted on Feb 11, 2012
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Five senior journalists with The Sun newspaper were arrested early Saturday as part of an investigation into the alleged bribery of police officers and other public officials, bringing the arrests of current or former Sun employees to nine. Rupert Murdoch pledged his continued support for the British paper, which he owns.

A police officer, a Ministry of Defense employee and a member of the armed forces were also taken into custody in the case, for suspicion of corruption, misconduct and conspiracy. —ARK

The Guardian:

[T]he journalists, who include the deputy editor, were arrested in connection with an investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

[News International chief executive Tom] Mockridge confirmed that the five Sun journalists involved are deputy editor Geoff Webster, picture editor John Edwards, chief reporter John Kay, chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker and deputy news editor John Sturgis.

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By PatrickHenry, February 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm Link to this comment

If corporations are people then all of the principle officers are guilty.

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By Maani, February 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm Link to this comment

It’s the scandal that keeps on giving…the scandal that wouldn’t die.  And don’t be surprised if at very least the younger Murdoch is charged.  We can only hope that daddy goes too…

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By berniem, February 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm Link to this comment

Think ol’ Rupert will get arrested? Don’t bet on it! I’m sure we’ll be told to “look forward, not back” long before the hounds start really sniffing at his heels! FREE BRADLEY MANNING!!!

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