Rupertgate Update - Our Monday Morning Mayhem. The Leveson Inquiry reconvenes. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers testifies over widespread bribes and payments of officials in every facet of government by Sun Newspaper journalists. Singer Charlotte Church wins settlement from Newscorp. Issues blast at Murdoch for level of corruption in press.
February 27, 2012

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As the Leveson Inquiry reconvened this Monday morning, new allegations and reports of more arrests in connection with the phone hacking scandal via Rupert Murdoch's News International publications surfaced. Today's blast was aimed at Editors and Journalists working for The Sun, which had just began publishing on a seven-day-a-week basis the previous day. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers told members of the Inquiry of massive sums being paid to officials in just about every segment of the government for bribes in obtaining information. Sums being paid over long periods of time and sometimes running into the hundreds of thousands of Pounds.

All this hot on the heels of a settlement between Newscorp and singer Charlotte Church who was the target of extensive phone hacking since 2002. The settlement accepted by Church was in the neighborhood of £600,000. She read a statement, blasting Newscorp for fostering a climate of corruption and knowingly ruining the lives of innocent people.

This report, via BBC Radio 4's PM program, gives details of the goings on today and what's in store over the coming days.

And on and on it goes . . .

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