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Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in the U.S. over a secret recording in which he...

Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in the U.S. over a secret recording in which he indicated that payments to public officials for information was part of the culture of U.K. journalism, says New York lawyer Bradley Simon. The tape raises two issues: firstly, Murdoch implied he may have known about bribery at News Corp.'s (NWS) U.K. operations; secondly, the recording may undermine his testimony to regulators, with lying to law enforcers a crime under Title 18, Section 1001.
Comments (8)
  • Don't count on it.
    14 Jul 2013, 01:43 AM Reply Like
  • For as long as I can recall Newscorp has been a totally ethical organisation that has held the interests of investors and the places it does business in high priority.
    14 Jul 2013, 08:54 AM Reply Like
  • Do the crime, do the time. Or is it " got money, don't worry honey".
    14 Jul 2013, 11:24 AM Reply Like
  • Boy the government really hates Foxnews and it's owner. Looks like the DOJ and lawyers need a job - Murdoch has deep pockets.
    14 Jul 2013, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • Typical conservative.
    14 Jul 2013, 05:19 PM Reply Like
  • Typical liberal. See how easy and thoughtless that was. Don't paint with such a broad brush.
    14 Jul 2013, 06:18 PM Reply Like
  • Is there a politician alive today in our government that isn't a liar?
    14 Jul 2013, 09:05 PM Reply Like
  • Obama's DOJ are going to use a "secret" illegal recording , to sue Murdoch for lying ?!?!?!?

     

    Pot , meet Kettle

     

    Nixon would be impressed
    14 Jul 2013, 09:58 PM Reply Like
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