The never-ending saga of Rupert Murdoch and the Scotland Yard investigations took some new turns over the weekend. It was reported that five journalists for The Sun, Murdoch's other British tabloid were arrested over the weekend on charges of police bribery, phone hacking and obstruction of justice in an attempt to cover-up evidence in what has become a far-reaching investigation into the Murdoch empire.
And further word the investigation will be stepped-up and coming to the U.S. very shortly, based on evidence uncovered by Scotland Yard and our DOJ that some and perhaps a lot of this scandal will be washing up on our shores very soon.
Associate Editor for The Sun Trevor Kavanagh decried the arrests of the five journalists as treating them like "members of an organized crime gang" while Rupert Murdoch is said to be on his way to London to calm what is currently being described as "Civil War" within the ranks of The Sun.
But the real cause for concern among Newscorp/News International is the fact that this investigation is very likely headed to the U.S. and, even though no one is really talking about it, the DOJ and Scotland Yard have been quietly exchanging notes the past few months and this escalation, coupled with news that Mark Lewis, one of several lawyers involved in representing clients in the phone hacking scandal is scheduled to meet with a legal team in the U.S. to discuss legal action, is more than ample cause for alarm within the Murdoch camp.
Starting with The World This Weekend reports via BBC Radio 4 from yesterday and continuing with The World At One and PM from today, here is the latest news on the twists and turns of this growing scandal with more sure to come within the next few days.
But for now - here's something to catch up on.