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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.

FBI Plans to Contact Actor Jude Law About Murdoch Scandal

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
The FBI probe into the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal could being going beyond the 9/11 victims in the U.S.

The BBC reports that the FBI plans to contact the actor Jude Law following allegations that his phone was hacked during a visit to the U.S.

The BBC reported that a 2003 story by the News of the World newspaper, owned by Murdoch. was based on information from Law’s voicemail.

The BBC report comes in wake of reports that the FBI is trying to figure out whether allegations are true that Murdoch reporters tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims in the U.S.

FBI Opens Investigation into Murdoch’s Reporters

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is now looking into the scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s Brit reporters to see if they tried to access cellphone record messages and records of 9/11 victims, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The FBI has opened up a preliminary probe into the scandal that has rocked Great Britain, and raised questions about the future of Murdoch’s prosperous media empire, News Corp.

The Times reported that U.S. officials said the FBI is trying to determine whether to launch a full-fledged investigation.

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