News of the World’s U.S. Editor Arrested Too

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Copies of the last edition of the British tabloid newspaper News of the World are pictured on sale at a shop in south London on July 10, 2011. Britain's News of the World hit newsstands for the last time today after being closed amid the phone-hacking scandal, ending 168 years of scoops and scandal with the headline "Thank You and Goodbye."  AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Copies of the last edition of the British tabloid newspaper News of the World are pictured on sale at a shop in south London on July 10, 2011. Britain's News of the World hit newsstands for the last time today after being closed amid the phone-hacking scandal, ending 168 years of scoops and scandal with the headline "Thank You and Goodbye." AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: AFP/2011 AFP

James Desborough, an editor with the London tabloid until it closed last month, became the thirteenth person arrested over allegations of phone hacking when he went in for police questioning on Thursday morning. Desborough became News of the World's U.S. editor in 2009 and was based in Los Angeles, raising the possibility that the illegal story-finding practice was used in America as well as the U.K. Prior to his promotion and move across the pond, Desborough won a British Press Award and was lauded for his "uncompromising scoops which mean no celebrity with secrets can sleep easy." [Guardian UK]