A man believed to be Jamie Pyatt, the district editor of the Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun, was arrested today outside of London “in connection with allegations of corruption,” according to the police, and is suspected of making illegal payments to cops. His arrest marks the first in Scotland Yard’s police corruption investigation outside of the company’s News of the World tabloid, which was closed this summer in a dramatic attempt to minimize the ripples of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal. As the New York Times reports, Pyatt worked at The Sun for more than two decades and never worked at the News of the World, but mounting evidence indicates that The Sun might have been involved in some phone hacking of their own. James Murdoch, Rupert’s son and the head of News International, will surely tell us all about it when he appears before Parliament next week.
Journalist’s Arrest Spreads Scandal to 2nd British Newspaper [NYT]
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