Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:14 PM
kpete (38,893 posts)
Exclusive: News of the World 'ordered burglary' Police probe link to break-ins at homes of MPs/Stars
Source: Independent UK
Detectives have evidence which suggests that a notorious private detective agency carried out a burglary while working for the News of the World.
In the latest twist to the phone-hacking scandal, a police intelligence report indicates that Southern Investigations, based in south London, targeted the home of a newsworthy individual in an attempt to dig up salacious information.
The Independent has established that the material – the first suggested link between the News of the World and burglary – is being held by Operation Tuleta, the police inquiry into illegal newsgathering techniques other than phone hacking and corruption. It refers to a "sortie" carried out into a woman's home in Ascot, Berkshire, and mentions the name of Alex Marunchak – a long-serving executive on the News of the World.
A police assessment indicated that Southern Investigations or an associate had "gained unauthorised access into a private domestic premises with a view to gaining information on the resident".
Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/exclusive-news-of-the-world-ordered-burglary-8145238.html
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Exclusive: News of the World 'ordered burglary' Police probe link to break-ins at homes of MPs/Stars (Original post)
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Response to rfranklin (Reply #2)
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:32 PM
freshwest (31,424 posts)
3. Oh, they don't do that over there. Or over here. It's called freedom of the press, everything goes.
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James O'Keefe and pals broke into a Democratic official's office and got off with a slap on the wrist.
Response to freshwest (Reply #3)
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:43 PM
HooptieWagon (6,322 posts)
4. Sarcasm noted.
But wouldn't it be justice? Election fraud, corruption, illegal spying, etc... seems to me that if there has to be a death penalty, it's time we started using it on the 1%. They might change their tune rather quickly.