Reuters: Another Arrest In News Corp. Hacking Scandal

Reuters is reporting that a journalist from The Sun has been arrested in connection to the continuing investigation into allegations that News Corp. has engaged in widespread phone hacking and bribery -- the latest in a series of arrests of News Corp. employees related to the investigation.

From the Reuters report:

Police investigating events at the News of the World tabloid said they had arrested a 48-year-old in connection with payments made to police. A spokesman for News Corp's British newspaper arm News International said an employee had been arrested.

Two company sources identified the man as Sun reporter Jamie Pyatt.


The scandal has infuriated News Corp minority shareholders, forced the resignations of top British police officers and embarrassed Prime Minister David Cameron who had hired the former editor of the News of the World as his media advisor.

The revelations have led to a string of police inquiries and civil court cases after it emerged earlier this year that the popular tabloid had hacked phones on an almost industrial scale to generate exclusive stories.