Possibly criminal charges in Murdoch/Newscorp scandal

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    It is illegal for a US company to pay bribes to any public official.

    Part of the scandal is they paid bribes to cops to look the other way.

    This is a fun scandal, and it is going to have all kinds of interesting repercussions.
     
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    Because it's all over the news?

    Because Murdoch is trying to grab a much larger share of the British Media at the moment?

    Because it turns out that Murdoch was bribing cops to get personal information on 9/11 victims and their families?

    I think the better question would be: Why would you "wonder" something like that?

    Sure seems like something that would have more of an effect on my life than, say, Anthony Weiner's weiner.
     
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    Why haven't criminal charges been filed? Maybe the evesdropping laws are different in the UK and no laws have been broken in the US? You can bet your ass-ets that A.G. Holder is on the case. It's ironic that Holder may have broken the law when he negotiated the release of the most notorious corprate pirate in history in exchange for a million dollar donation to the Clinton "library" but that's water under the bridge.
     
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    Why would it impact on your life? Do you live in the UK? No. Are our laws about broadcasting the same as theirs? No. Is there any suggestion that this crosses over to the US? No.

    It wasn't 'Murdoch', it was journalists working for his companies.

    The victims of 9-11 involved were British, not Americans. Nothing to see there either.
     
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    Umm, the question I had in the OP, specifically was: "Makes you wonder how many phones Newscorp has hacked in the US."

    And it wasn't "journalists working for his companies", it was Murdoch's son, James.

    And the article is in fact titled "James Murdoch 'could face prosecution' in US and UK over hacking scandal".

    So, yes, I am in fact concerned that American citizens, like myself, may have also been victimized by Newscorp's blatant disregard for privacy and the rule of law.
     
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    Shoot, I'm still wondering how many guns Obama gave to drug lords?

    Are we going to prosecute him?
     
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    Yea, unlike you (apparently), I've been following this this since 2006. The whole shitstorm revolves around private investigators hired and paid by newspapers owned by News Corp. So, it really was, in fact, 'journalists working for his companies'.

    James Murdoch may face prosecution because he's the boss of News International... which is the parent company of the NotW.

    If you're gonna take an interest, get ALL the facts first.
     
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    Who hired the "private investigators"? Did individual, low-level journalists just take it upon themselves to use some of their own hard-earned money to hire some private dicks?

    Seems pretty damn unlikely to me. And since Murdoch is the one facing possible criminal charges, it seems like the authorities find it pretty unlikely as well.

    And, in my opinion, if NewsCorp seemed perfectly comfortable doing it over there, who's to say they didn't do it over here too?

    Should we just take their word for it then?
     

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