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

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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]