Will Rupert Murdoch Ever Go To Jail For His Crimes? Hell, No

We should be so lucky, but I don't see the rich and powerful going to jail anymore - unless they steal from the other rich and powerful people, like Bernie Madoff:

Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in America after he was secretly filmed telling journalists at his newspapers that bribing police officers for stories was “the culture of Fleet Street”.

US lawyers said that if the admission undermines his testimony to regulators, it could leave the News Corporation chief exposed under Title 18, Section 1001, which makes it illegal to lie to law enforcers.

Mr Murdoch was filmed talking to disgruntled staff at The Sun after journalists at News Corporation’s British newspaper operation were accused of intercepting voicemails and bribing officials for stories.
Journalists told him that they authorised payments to police “oblivious to the fact the long-term practice of this company to pay public officials was illegal”, and now felt they were being made “scapegoats”.

Mr Murdoch replied: “Yeah. And one of these high-priced lawyers would say it’s our fault, but that situation existed at every newspaper in Fleet Street. Long since forgotten. But absolutely. It was the culture of Fleet Street.”

His acknowledgement that the practice of police bribery was widespread is hard to square with his testimony to MPs during the phone hacking inquiry, when he denied any knowledge of voicemail interception or police bribery.

Bradley Simon, a New York-based lawyer specialising in white-collar crime, said that Mr Murdoch’s remarks to staff could cause him new legal problems if he gave US regulators similar answers.

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