Rebekah Brooks arrested for role in growing News Corp. phone hacking scandal

Major development in the Murdoch’s phone hacking scandal today. One of Murdoch’s top confidants has been arrested. From the Guardian:

Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by police investigating allegations of phone hacking by the News of the World and allegations that police officers were bribed to leak sensitive information.

The Metropolitan police said a 43-year-old woman was arrested at noon on Sunday, by appointment at a London police station.

Brooks, 43, resigned on Friday as News International’s chief executive. She is a former News of the World editor and was close to Rupert Murdoch and the prime minister, David Cameron.

This keeps getting messier and messier for the Murdochs. The accusations of criminal activity keep getting closer and closer to them. The rot goes right to the top.


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