Two More Arrests in News Corp. Hacking Scandal

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Neville Thurlbeck, the chief reporter at News Corporation’s News of the World, and Ian Edmondson, the paper’s former news editor, were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the ongoing phone hacking scandal that has engulfed the British tabloid.
The investigation into the scandal, which involves hacking into the phones and messages of people the paper covers, has been going on since 2005. Until now, though, only three people had been arrested. Two of them—former royal editor Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator who’d been employed by the paper—pled guilty to conspiracy charges in 2006.
Neither Thurlbeck nor Edmondson have been officially charged. They’re likely to be released soon, according to The Guardian.

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Publish date: April 5, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT