News Of The World And Multijurisdictional Enforcement

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 11:37 AM EDT) -- On July 6, 2011, Sir Paul Stephenson, the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police of London, issued a statement announcing that the Met’s investigation into alleged phone hacking by the U.K. tabloid News of the World had led to the discovery of documents describing “alleged inappropriate payments to a small number of [Metropolitan Police] officers.”[1] Stephenson also announced the existence of “Operation Elveden,” designed to investigate the existence of the improper payments.

A mere two days after Stephenson’s announcement of Operation Elveden, reporters for the Guardian speculated...
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