Rebekah Brooks busted, London police chief resigns—so when will Rupert Murdoch get his? (I can dream, can’t I?) (2 items)

British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking Scandal
Sunday 17 July 2011
by: Alan Cowell and Ravi Somaiya, The New York Times News Service | Report

London — The British police on Sunday arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s media operations in Britain, according to a former associate at News International, the newspaper group at the heart of a phone-hacking scandal convulsing the Murdoch empire, the British political elite and the police.

A police statement did not identify her by name but said a 43-year-old woman had been detained for questioning by officers investigating both the phone-hacking scandal and payments made to corrupt police officers. A News International official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that Ms. Brooks had been arrested.

Britain’s Press Association news agency said she was arrested by appointment at a London police station at approximately midday and remains in custody.

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