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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Former newspaper CEO arrested in phone hacking scandal

On July 17, 2011, the former executive of News International (NI) and editor of the newspaper News of the World, Rebekah Brooks, was arrested by UK police for charges related to a phone hacking scandal. US Attorney General Eric Holder opened an investigation a week prior into whether journalists working for News Corp. and its subsidiaries violated US laws by hacking into the mobile phones of 9/11 victims. The investigations began after members of the US Senate and House of Representatives called for an inquiry into News Corp.

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Learn more about News Corp. from the JURIST news archive, and read an overview of The Legacy of 9/11 in Features.

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