News Corp's Rupert Murdoch: ‘I never asked a U.K. prime minister for anything’
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:09 EDT - Financial Post
Murdoch batted away accusations that he used his vast media empire to play puppet master to a succession of British leaders, electrifying a media inquiry that has shaken faith in David Cameron’s government
LONDON — A top counterterrorism detective was found guilty Thursday of trying to sell information to a Rupert Murdoch tabloid, becoming the first person to be convicted on charges related to Britain’s phone-hacking scandal since a police investigation was reopened in early 2011.
Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn was charged with misconduct for phoning the News of the World and offering to pass on information about whether London’s police force would reopen its stalled phone-hacking investigation.