BREAKING: Five More Arrested in News Corp Phone Hacking Scandal

Earlier today, Scotland Yard arrested five more individuals, including a police officer, in the ever-growing News Corporation phone hacking scandal in the United Kingdom. While previous arrests focused on phone hacking at the now-closed News of the World tabloid, today’s arrests are related to allegations of phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s flagship tabloid, the Sun. According to the BBC, those arrested today include: “Graham Dudman, a former managing editor; Fergus Shanahan, a former deputy editor; Mike Sullivan, the paper’s crime editor; and Chris Pharo, the paper’s head of news.”  With today’s arrests, 13 total people have been arrested in the course of the investigation into News Corporation’s alleged bribery of police officers.  If News Corporation is found to have bribed police officers or other public officials, the company could also face serious legal consequences in the United States under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.