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Leveson inquiry: NoW accused of colluding with murder suspects | Media | The Guardian

When a senior detective re-opened a notorious murder inquiry, the suspects were able to intimidate his wife and family with the help of an executive at the News of the World, the Leveson inquiry has been told.

Making one of the gravest Leveson allegations so far, former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames, the then wife of Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Cook, broke down in tears as she accused the paper's then editor Rebekah Brooks of covering up the real reason why her family were targeted.

The intimidation was carried out after an offer of a £50,000 reward on Hames's Crimewatch programme for fresh information on the murder of Daniel Morgan, a partner in a private detective agency.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2012 at 02:44:25 PM EST
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Bryant: phone hacking may be worst corporate corruption case for 250 years | Media | guardian.co.uk

Chris Bryant, the Labour MP, has claimed that in light of recent revelations the News International phone-hacking scandal could turn out to be the biggest case of corporate corruption in the UK for more than 250 years.

Bryant told a Westminster Hall private members' debate on media regulation on Tuesday that his "poor researcher" had counted 486 lies told to parliament by News International, the police and other organisations about phone hacking and related investigations.

The Labour MP, who received £30,000 in damages from NI in January to settle his News of the World phone-hacking claim, also said evidence given to the Leveson inquiry on Monday suggested that a "culture of mass corruption was intrinsic to the Sun's modus operandi".



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2012 at 02:45:48 PM EST
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Met police 'loaned horse to Rebekah Brooks' | UK news | The Guardian

The Metropolitan police, which is attempting to resist claims that it has been too close to Rupert Murdoch's News International, has confirmed it loaned Rebekah Brooks a police horse.

Brooks is the former chief executive of News International, who was forced to resign amid the phone-hacking scandal.

On Monday, the Leveson inquiry heard she had received extensive information from a police officer about the Met's first investigation into phone hacking, while News International was under criminal investigation.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2012 at 02:46:31 PM EST
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A PR led LOOK AT THE HORSE offensive so the news isn't dominated by collusion with murder suspects and corruption

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2012 at 02:47:40 PM EST
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Twitter / @markthomasinfo: Met police so corrupt they ...
Met police so corrupt they are to be shut down completely and relaunched as the Police on Sunday.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2012 at 07:29:19 PM EST
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Rebekah Brooks may have resigned, but she is apparently still being paid by NI

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Feb 29th, 2012 at 02:45:33 AM EST
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14 MPs are 'likely phone hack victims' - Press - Media - The Independent

The names of 14 current and former MPs and 10 peers have so far
been found in materials seized from private investigator Glenn Mulcaire
by police investigating phone-hacking, it was revealed today.

The officer in charge of the investigation told a parliamentary committee that, among those named, 14 MPs and four peers were "likely victims of phone-hacking".

Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Sue Akers, who is leading the Operation Weeting inquiry, said that all the individuals involved have been informed.

Ms Akers told the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which is carrying out its own investigation into hacking: "Our inquiries continue and there is a possibility that further MPs and peers may yet be identified and contacted.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2012 at 03:01:38 PM EST
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Although that revelation yesterday added yet another interesting line of inquiry which I hope will bear fruit and lead to deep time prison sentences for some, another one looks particularly bad for Rupe

Liberal conspiracy - Tim Fenton - Murdoch's US troubles keep getting worse

Deadline Hollywood has revealed that the Met has advised Hollywood music agent Julie Colbert that her phone may have been hacked. Ms Colbert may not have been of interest to Rupe's troops, but one of her clients - singer Charlotte Church, who has just settled out of court for a sum rumoured to be not unadjacent to £500,000 - certainly was.

Ms Church had stayed at the Colbert house for some months as a means of putting some distance between herself and the pack of hacks and snappers that had been in constant pursuit back in the UK. Ms Colbert had travelled extensively between Los Angeles and London, so it's possible that her phone was hacked in the UK.

But Mulcaire's notes apparently contain several US numbers.

These include Ms Church's publicist Kevin Chiaramonte, who works out of New York, and that of Ms Colbert. As Bloomberg has diplomatically put it, "The presence of the U.S. phone numbers in Mulcaire's notes also may complicate the company's effort there to contain lawsuits".

We all know that the thumb of money lies heavily on the scales of justice, most especially for the owner of Faux Noose, but then again it certainly looks interesting


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Feb 29th, 2012 at 02:55:24 AM EST
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See, ceebs was right, you're forgetting about the horse already. Look, over there, a horse.  a blond horse is missing.  ;-))

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Feb 29th, 2012 at 02:58:52 AM EST
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Cut to distraught stallion and tearful mare. "Please give us our filly back!"
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Feb 29th, 2012 at 03:47:54 AM EST
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there had to be a pony in there somewhere.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Feb 29th, 2012 at 04:12:47 AM EST
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