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Ex-Murdoch Executive and Her Husband Arrested in Hacking Inquiry

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Posted on Mar 13, 2012
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Former News International chief Rebekah Brooks and her husband were among six people arrested early Tuesday and questioned regarding possible interference with the investigation into the ongoing News of the World phone-hacking scandal. The two were released later in the day. —ARK

The Guardian:

[T]he couple spent at least 12 hours being questioned by detectives in different police stations, in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, regarding an offence that carries a theoretical maximum prison term of life imprisonment. In practice, however, nobody found guilty has received a jail term of greater than 10 years for it in the last century. The two were released on bail until a date in April. Three others were also released on bail until a date in April.

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By carl quinlan, March 14, 2012 at 5:08 am Link to this comment
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When is this going to leak over across the pond to the fox newscorp? Or will it ever?

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By joseph, March 14, 2012 at 3:28 am Link to this comment
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The irony is that news about the media, newspaper
business are often far more interesting than what
is in them.
Now there are even scandals and crime stories about
that industry! What more could one ask for. Journalists have now the chance to write and cry scandal about themselves, publish lucid stories about themselves, and so on. Interesting times we live in.
Looking at the business and market data, newspapers
are losing everywhere.
For the UK:
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/section.asp?navcode=161

For the US, among others:
http://newspaperdeathwatch.com/

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