Police arrested four current and former journalists for British tabloid the Sun along with one serving police officer as part of an investigation into a cash-for-information scheme. Making it clear that the investigation is far from over, police also searched offices of the newspaper’s publisher, News International, as part of a probe into widespread corruption and illegal phone hacking, reports the Guardian.
The arrests effectively spread the scandal that has already resulted in the closing of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World “to Britain’s best-selling newspaper,” notes the Associated Press. Yet the Guardian cites sources emphasizing that the arrests had nothing to do with phone hacking and were solely linked to allegations that police officers received payments in exchange for information.
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