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James Murdoch “kept in dark” on hacking: report

LONDON (Reuters) - News Corp’s James Murdoch was “kept in the dark” about the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World by his subordinates who tried to manage the problem, the newspaper’s former chief reporter said on Monday. Neville Thurlbeck has become a key figure in the scandal because he appears to…

James Murdoch rejects ‘mafia boss’ comparison

James Murdoch angrily rejected claims Thursday that he was like a “mafia boss” and denied misleading MPs about the extent of his knowledge of phone-hacking at the News of the World. In heated exchanges with MPs who were grilling him for a second time about the now-defunct tabloid, the News…

James Murdoch turns on other execs in hacking probe

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – James Murdoch blamed other senior News Corp executives on Thursday for not telling him more about potential evidence of widespread phone-hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid that he oversaw. In a second questioning by British parliamentarians, Murdoch, who is fighting to keep…

News of the World warnings went back to 2008: documents

LONDON — Aides to Rupert Murdoch were warned as far back as 2008 that there was a culture of illegal voicemail hacking at the News of the World tabloid, according to documents released in Britain on Tuesday. The warnings by a senior legal advisor to the British newspaper arm of…

James Murdoch ‘knew about’ News of World phone hacking

James Murdoch was told in 2008 about an email that showed phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid was more widespread than his company claimed, the paper’s former lawyer said. The claim heaped fresh pressure on the 38-year-old, the son of Rupert Murdoch and chairman of the…

James Murdoch under fire as hacking claims widen

James Murdoch was under pressure Saturday over the extent of his knowledge of Britain’s phone-hacking scandal as accusations of tabloid wrongdoing spread beyond the felled News of the World. Prime Minister David Cameron, facing a rough ride over his appointment of former NotW editor Andy Coulson as his media chief,…

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