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Analysis: Lawyers' letter spells more bad news for Murdoch

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Analysis: Lawyers' letter spells more bad news for Murdoch


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(Reuters) - Harbottle & Lewis, the law firm embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal sweeping Rupert Murdoch's News of the World newspaper, has taken the unusual step of fighting back against its former client to preserve its reputation.

Rupert Murdoch and his son James implicated the London-based law firm in the burgeoning scandal in July, saying Harbottle conducted an internal investigation into hacking at the News of the World in 2007, and absolved the company.

But that is not the line Harbottle presented in a 46-page submission to Parliament, dated August 11 and released with a host o
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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So it seems Rupert Murdoch and his son James have been called out for lying to Parliament by no other than the law firm he said he paid for investigating phone hacking. Seems he never paid them to investigate phone hacking at all but hired them to investigate a wrongful firing case.

Now you have News Corp is supposed to be kicking the son to the curb.
nz.entertainment.yahoo.com...
I just wonder whats next on this case? When is Parliament going to do anything besides ask questions. But I remember the pie incident and it was telling if you watched it and take notes on the little things.



The woman who was asking questions of them was the first to try and protect them. Not the wife the woman in Parliament. Thats because she was in the thought process of protect them be careful of what you say or ask. And when some thing happened her thoughts were in protection mode. She also lied about the Piers Morgan. Saying he wrote in his book that he hacked phones while working for a different news network. That was a way of making what happened at News Corp seem normal when it was not.



So I would say this is all a dog and pony show.
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:16 AM
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This could take down the mighty Murdoch's if it is proven they lied to parliament. They can no longer be considered 'fit and proper people' to hold a media license. Considering their role in covering up 9/11 and the GFC this would be a good thing. There are a few other powerful forces behind these scandals that need sorting out as well but it is a good start.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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www.brisbanetimes.com.au...
So a cop working on the case gets arrested for leaking details.


The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that anti-corruption officers had arrested a 51-year-old male officer serving on Operation Weeting, the force's phone-hacking investigation.

And another employee of News of the World gets arrested.


In a separate statement, the force said it arrested a 35-year-old man on Friday.

Seems the law firm that says Murdoch and his son lied about what the law firm did for them has turned over all emails they have. 2 years worth of emails that show payments to cops for information was found in the emails.
www.chicagotribune.com...


There are growing concerns inside the company that evidence of questionable payments to police -- or other British public officials -- could fuel investigations by U.S. authorities into possible breaches of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), an American law that prohibits corrupt payments to foreign government officials. News International is owned by New York-based News Corp .

"We're more frightened by the (U.S. Justice Department) than we are of Scotland Yard," a source close to News Corp who was briefed about the content of the emails told Reuters. "All Scotland Yard can go after is News International but the Justice Department can go after all of News Corporation."

No wonder Murdoch is selling all his US properties.
www.mid-day.com...


Rupert Murdoch, the media magnate, has sold his ranch in Carmel Valley, California because his wife, Wendi, 'didn't see it in her future portfolio'. Rupert Murdoch may not yet have disposed of his remaining British newspapers, but the proprietor of the News of the World has quietly sold off another treasured corner of his empire.

The 80-year-old media magnate and his pugnacious wife, Wendi (42) have received $17.8 million (Rs 81 crore) for their sprawling cattle ranch in Carmel Valley, California. "I understand that Wendi didn't see it in her future portfolio," claims one New York-based observer of the family.



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