Rebekah Brooks Arrested
July 17, 2011 by staff
Rebekah Brooks Arrested, Rebecca Brooks, the flame-haired 43-year-old, who resigned Friday as chief executive of the British branch of billions of dollars Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate, News Corporation, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in London Sunday.
Police said “a 43-year-old was arrested for criminal investigation” into the alleged hacking of telephone and bribery by the News of the World, which closed last week. Brooks is the highest-profile arrest after the arrest of communications for British Prime Minister, David Cameron, the director Andy Coulson (43). Another eight people have been arrested so far.
Brooks was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and corruption. His spokesman said he was informed of her arrest on Friday night in custody at the time of publication. A favorite of Murdoch, Brooks was editor of News of the World between 2000 and 2003, during which time the mobile phone was hacked belonging to murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler in.
News Corporation arrested brooks by surprise. Murdoch, who is in London in a frantic effort to keep control of the company and is (along with his son and heir so far, James Murdoch) scheduled to face a special parliamentary committee on Tuesday, was in a huddle with senior Executives at his home in Mayfair. Murdoch also issued an apology second Sunday of “criminal” intransigence by staff NOTW.
Improper payments made by NOTW and equally dishonest received by some Scotland Yard officers are also part of the investigations. Brooks could stop, however, disagree with her appearance before a Commons select committee – also on Tuesday – to answer questions from MPs on the same topic. One could argue that you cannot involve her as she was while being questioned by police.
A mediaanlyst Steve Hewlett, told the BBC: “For a very high professional level of the company have been arrested much worse than having a former high level executive of the company (News Corporation), if only just. ”
In this context, the resignation of Les Hinton, one of the oldest and closest colleagues Murdoch (who was the executive director of the arm of News Corp in the United Kingdom when the incident occurred Milly Dowler), The Wall Street Journal in New York and his assertion that he knew nothing about hacking phone, could be seen as an attempt to protect the same Murdoch. It was estimated earlier that if he knew anything Hinton, Murdoch is also private.
Hewlett, however, added that the management of News Corporation scandal raised “even more questions” about whether it has “even now, well understood and accepted the severity of the situation we are facing.”
A company’s powerful public relations, Edelman has been hired by Murdoch, who, after his apology to the family Dowler, continued to carry advertisements in weekend newspapers in Britain personally expressing contrition.
BBC said: “Undoubtedly the most extraordinary event Rebecca Brooks is very close to the most powerful people in the UK – the current prime minister, Tony Blair last prime ministers Gordon Brown and, more or less every senior person of influence within Britain. “
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