Thursday, August 18, 2011

News of the World Phone Hacking - Another Arrest

U.K. police arrested a 38-year-old man Thursday in connection with the ongoing investigation into alleged phone hacking by News Corp.'s now-closed News of the World tabloid.

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The arrest relates to the scandal stemming from allegations that the News of the World illegally intercepted the voice mails of celebrities, politicians and crime victims, through a practice known as phone hacking. Police also are probing possible police bribery by News of the World staff in exchange for information. The weekly tabloid was closed last month amid the scandal.

The arrested man couldn't immediately be identified. His marks the 13th arrest authorities have made since reopening their investigation into phone hacking in January. (more)