UK Mulls Criminal Charges In News Corp. Hacking Probe

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT) -- British prosecutors revealed Wednesday that they are considering criminal charges against four journalists, a police officer and six members of the public allegedly involved in the phone hacking scandal that continues to batter Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. empire.

The Crown Prosecution Service in a blog post confirmed the receipt of four files from police investigating the phone hacking scandal. These files recommended charging one journalist and one police officer with violations of the Data Protection Act and misconduct in public office, one journalist with violations of...
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