Skip to comments.WSJ: Eric Holder going after Murdoch
Posted on 09/20/2011 4:05:16 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
U.S. prosecutors have sent News Corp. a letter seeking information about possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen, according to people familiar with the matter.
The letter of request, sent last week, is part of a Justice Department investigation, these people said, into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law t
hat prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials. The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a "letter of request" rather than a criminal subpoena suggests the department has opted for a less confrontational approach to the matter, legal experts say.
Several people familiar with the case described the letter as part of ongoing communications between the company and the government about producing documents related to possible violations of U.S. law.
this year, News Corp. retained Mark Mendelsohn, the Justice Department's former head of FCPA enforcement, The Wall Street Journal has previously reported.
During his time at the Justice Department, Mr. Mendelsohn encouraged companies to come clean about suspected FCPA violations in return for more lenient treatment by the government. He allowed many companies to conduct their own internal investigations using outside counsel under Justice Department oversight.
Mr. Mendelsohn didn't respond to request for comment.
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> But meanwhile Solyndra files are in the FBI vault and the
> Black Panthers are free to disrupt elections.
Murdoch is not Holder’s people.
Add to that........Fast and Furious.
A Nixon in the White House no Problem????
Anyone tell me why the hell the GOP has no forced this racist out by now and those who were put into the DOJ under Holder.
sue states which enforce the law but ignore states which break the law.
Fast and furious, black racists out side a voting station and it’s all on camera, slam dunk case for sure.
I could go on but you all know the facts unlike it seems the GOP and the corrupt media.
and so it begins........
Of course it is perfectly okay to use the power of the federal government to harass individuals, companies and groups with whom the administration has a political disagreement.
While the press screamed to high heaven about Nixon's enemies list, I doubt this will get more than a cursory, snide, "See we told you Murdoch was evil." kind of treatment out of the mainstream press.
“possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen”
And Holder thinks that he has jurisdiction?
It’s great to be the Dear Reader in a post constitutional country.
Republicans had best get Holder for drug and gun running. Nary a peep from those idiots.
I don’t mind Murdoch being prosecuted if he broke the law. But the law applies to everyone in this country - not only the polticial and social enemies of Dear Reader.
I don't know either. Perhaps Gibson can shine some light on this.
Obama is a dictator and must be overthrown.
Supposedly a UK tabloid bribes British policemen and the US Justice department is investigating?
Am I missing soething here?
It’s like the mafia making sure the church bingo game is straight up.
Gangster government. With the scandals mounting up, the regime tries to intimidate the one news outlet which will call public attention to them. If they can get FNC to keep quiet, they don’t really need to worry about the stories becoming big news. All they have to worry about then is the bad economic news, which they hope to get people to blame on Bush.
agreed, we need total power and right away overturn this don’t ask.
Get rid of Govt health care.
Then investigate media , Holder and his racist DOJ,
Investigate many dealings within the homeland dept, education dept and DOJ
Then get rid of all these new laws zero has done.
Find where all our money went.
I swear I hate this admin I really do .
Hey Holder, don’t bite off than you can chew. If you and your commie muslim boss in the white hut try to shut down Fox News channel you are in for a rude awakening. Have you commie bastards ever heard of the silent majority?
The GOP is scared of BLACK. that’s it in a nutshell, therefore they are FREE to do any damn thing they want, no one to stop them.
What a surprise.
Let’s face it, the Obama Administration is the most corrupt in history.
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