News of the World editor Brooks arrested Sunday
Voicemail hacking scandal investigators looking into police bribes
London, United Kingdom
July 17, 2011 10:33 am EDT
Crime, Law And Justice, Inquest, Economy, Business And Finance, Company Information, Corporate Officer
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested Sunday in connection with the voicemail hacking scandal that has rocked media giant Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper operations.
The Metropolitan Police who arrested Brooks, who resigned Friday from her chief executive post at News International, are investigating whether bribes were offered to police officers in exchange for sensitive information.
News International is Murdoch’s News Corp.’s newspaper subsidiary.
Brooks, 43, is scheduled to speak before Parliament’s culture select committee on Tuesday about the scandal, the Guardian reported.
Reporters and private investigators working for News of the World while Brooks was at the helm allegedly hacked into the cell phone voicemails of several people, including a 13-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered, victims of the 2005 London subway bombing and soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
British press report that Brooks was arrested by appointment at a London police station Sunday afternoon.
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