New Arrests of Rupert Murdoch's Staff for Corruption
The international media conglomerate of Rupert Murdoch is under growing investigation in the United Kingdom, as a second publication is plagued with the arrests of four current and former journalists from The Sun on allegations of bribing police officials. An active duty police officer was also held as authorities searched the newspaper's offices as part of an investigation into illegal payments for information.
These new arrests spread the scandal over Mr. Murdoch's newspaper policies to Britain's best-selling newspaper. Previously, one Murdoch newspaper, the News of the World, was already shut down over the investigation.
Police in London said two men aged 48 and aged 56 were arrested on allegations of corruption early in the morning at their homes in the London area. Another man, age 42, was detained later at a London police station.
News Corp. confirmed that all four men were current or former Sun employees. BBC identified the men as former managing editor Graham Dudman, former deputy editor Fergus Shanahan, current head of news Chris Pharo, and crime editor Mike Sullivan. The police officer was a 29-year old, and was arrested at the police station where he works.