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Tag: News Corp.

Justice Department Won’t Pursue Charges Against Murdoch-Owned Media Companies

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Justice Department investigation into Rupert Murdoch-owned media companies won’t result in charges following allegations of voicemail hacking and payments to public officials in the U.K., the USA Today reports.

News Corp. and 21st Century Fox were under investigation after hacking the voicemail accounts of sources, celebrities and politicians. They also were accused of bribing public officials.

It’s unclear why the Justice Department dropped the case without charges.

“We are grateful that this matter has been concluded and acknowledge the fairness and professionalism of the Department of Justice throughout this investigation,” according to a statement released Monday by Gerson Zweifach, general counsel of News Corp and group general counsel and chief compliance officer of 21st Century Fox.

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FBI Handed British Prosecutors Mountain of Emails from Murdoch’s News Corp.

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI gave British prosecutors access to about 80,000 emails from Robert Murdoch’s News Corp. as part of the ongoing phone-hacking scandal involving the media giant, the New York Daily News reports.

The news came Thursday as Murdoch was in London dealing with the conviction of one of his former star editors, Rebekah Brooks.

The FBI copied the emails from servers at News Corp.’s Midtown headquarters. The messages include emails that Brooks sent up the chain of during the scandal.

Although the emails were shared with British prosecutors, the messages were never used during the trial of Brooks and former News of the World editor Andy Coulson.

It’s unclear what the FBI plans to do with the emails.