FCPA Case Against News Corp. Could Still Be Tough Sell

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 7:34 PM EST) -- A U.K. corruption probe of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers widened Monday to include alleged bribery of government officials for scoops, but U.S. regulators still face barriers in prosecuting News Corp. under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, attorneys said.

The claims of public corruption were made in testimony by British Metropolitan Police Service Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers, who is leading the Leveson Inquiry of alleged bribes by reporters at News International Inc., the British unit of News Corp. Akers said 22 people have been arrested so...
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