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Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in US
The Telegraph ^ | July 11, 2013 | Katherine Rushton

Posted on 07/12/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT by yoe

US lawyers said that if the admission undermines his testimony to regulators, it could leave the News Corporation chief exposed under Title 18, Section 1001, which makes it illegal to lie to law enforcers.

Mr Murdoch was filmed talking to disgruntled staff at The Sun after journalists at News Corporation’s British newspaper operation were accused of intercepting voicemails and bribing officials for stories.

Journalists told him that they authorised payments to police “oblivious to the fact the long-term practice of this company to pay public officials was illegal”, and now felt they were being made “scapegoats”.

Journalists told him that they authorised payments to police “oblivious to the fact the long-term practice of this company to pay public officials was illegal”, and now felt they were being made “scapegoats”.

Mr Murdoch replied: “Yeah. And one of these high-priced lawyers would say it’s our fault, but that situation existed at every newspaper in Fleet Street. Long since forgotten. But absolutely. It was the culture of Fleet Street.”

His acknowledgement that the practice of police bribery was widespread is hard to square with his testimony to MPs during the phone hacking...

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foxnews; murdoch; newscorp
"...disgruntled staff....."they authorized payments to police....etc.

Of course Mr. Murdoch being owner of the most watched News Network would have nothing to do with gleeful messed up reports from the left. and Travon Martin was a precious little non-drug using angel.....

1 posted on 07/12/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Why does that law against lying not apply to Obama and everyone in his cabinet?

They don’t want Murdoch in jail, but they do want to extort millions from him, as they do every big business. That’s not against the law.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 9:45:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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..but Jon Corzine walks? What about Lois Lerner? What about Eric Holder? What about Hillary over Benghazi? ..or 0bama for that matter? Blah blah and blah..
3 posted on 07/12/2013 9:48:12 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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I guess since he’s white, pardon in outta the question??


4 posted on 07/12/2013 9:48:56 AM PDT by 22ndMEUMarine
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To: yoe

its not like is really on our team but since he is not on theirs they hate him


5 posted on 07/12/2013 10:00:53 AM PDT by GeronL
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Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in US

Oh goodie, another Marxist show trial for the USSA!

The Russians must be laughing their asses off, having exported all of their Communism to America.

6 posted on 07/12/2013 10:11:09 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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Can you imagine the shipwreck of ameutur holder actually going up against the smartest lawyers in America?

I keep thinking about old saying about the wisdom of going after someone who buys printers ink by the trainload.

Never happen, just another empty threat from empty POTUS.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 10:12:30 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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Somehow ameutur was to = amateur.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 10:16:13 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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Targeted by Dems ever since Ted Kennedy filed a Bill of Attainder to deny his US Citizenship back in the 80’s.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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How’s that going along with the ruling class and refusing to investigate a single thing about Barry’s citizenship working out for you, Rupert?


10 posted on 07/12/2013 10:44:28 AM PDT by kreitzer
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