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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:57 PM

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson to face fresh charges

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Source: The Guardian, Tuesday 20 November 2012 19.16 GMT

The scandal involving alleged criminality at Rupert Murdoch's British tabloids grew on Tuesday as prosecutors brought the first charges against a journalist employed by the Sun and also brought fresh cases against the media mogul's most senior lieutenants.

Rebekah Brooks was charged over an alleged conspiracy to make illegal payments to a public official while working as editor of The Sun. Also charged was the paper's chief reporter John Kay. Both are alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to pay 100,000 over seven years to a defence ministry official.

Andy Coulson was facing a fresh charge relating to his tenure as editor of the News of the World for allegedly authorising the payment of money, along with the paper's former royal reporter, Clive Goodman to get hold of confidential information about the Royal family.

Convictions in the UK over illegal payments could affect the Murdoch media empire in the US, said Tom Fox, a Houston-based lawyer and expert in the US's foreign corrupt practices act: "This may be the game changer some had been expecting. As a US firm News Corp is subject to the FCPA, if its executives are proven to have been directly involved in acts of bribery then I would expect there to a settlement with the FCPA.



Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/nov/20/rebekah-brooks-andy-coulson-face-charges



The Harper government, Ethical Oil and Sun Media connection
On March 30, 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to New York to meet with Ruport Murdoch. The meeting did not appear on Harper's itinerary, and was intended to be secret, according to reporting by Bruce Cheadle of the Canadian Press. The pair were joined by the President of Fox News (and legendary Republican communications expert), Roger Ailes, and Kory Teneycke.

Within four months of this meeting, Kory Teneycke took a contract with Quebecor to explore the creation of a new Canadian media outlet. Then, ten months later, Quebecor launched Sun Media. Teneycke is now the vice president of the Sun News Network.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alex/2012/01/harper-government-ethical-oil-and-sun-media-connection

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:02 PM

1. Any story that keeps the heat on Murdoch and his hands off the L.A. Times is a good story.

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:04 PM

2. K&R!

Convictions in the UK over illegal payments could affect the Murdoch media empire in the US, said Tom Fox, a Houston-based lawyer and expert in the US's foreign corrupt practices act: "This may be the game changer some had been expecting. As a US firm News Corp is subject to the FCPA, if its executives are proven to have been directly involved in acts of bribery then I would expect there to a settlement with the FCPA.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:35 AM

3. Is There EVEN a Possibility of Prison For Either of These MeatPuppets?

 

or is it just about how much in fines the Murdoch "empire" will pay?

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:45 AM

4. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014311896 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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