UK Officials Allowed To Preview Evidence In News Corp. Probe

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT) -- The U.K. judge overseeing the press ethics investigation in the wake of the News Corp. scandal on Friday allowed top U.K. government officials, including Prime Minister David Cameron, to access confidential witness statements before they are made public.

The ruling came amid mounting evidence linking the U.K. cabinet officials to News Corp. executives, after emails indicated that Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt had communicated with a top News Corp. official in Europe about antitrust matters relating to the company’s now-failed $13 billion bid for British Sky Broadcasting...
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