Rupert Murdoch Phone Hacking Scandal

The Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal intensifies after Paul Stephenson, the outgoing head of London’s police, admitted 10 of 45 press officers for the police press department are former employees of Rupert Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch arrived in London on Tuesday to testify before U.K. lawmakers about the ongoing scandal with wiretapping and phone hacking that forced the media mogul to close his successful News of the World newspaper.

Chief suspects in the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal are his son James, former News of the World head Rebekah Brooks and Murdoch himself. The last person to be investigated in this drama is the head of the public affairs department of London’s Metropolitan Police, Dick Fedorcio. He will also face lawmakers as part of the parliamentary investigation along with Stephenson and assistant commissioner John Yates.

British Parliament is expected to hold an emergency session on Wednesday to dig deeper into the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal. Prime Minister David Cameron will also attend the session after announcing he is going to return from a short official visit abroad.

Whistle blower Sean Hoare, who had worked for News of the World and had been one of the first to reveal corrupt practices in the newspaper, has been found dead in his home, British media reported. There is no evidence of violent death, the police said.


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