Shouldn’t News Corp. be investigated under the the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?


This idea has legs!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/phone-hacking/8633406/Phone-hacking-pressure-in-United-States-to-investigate-News-Corporation.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0712/British-phone-hacking-scandal-Could-it-happen-in-the-US

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/business/news-corp-buys-back-shares-in-effort-to-stem-stock-drop-59019.html

http://www.poder360.com/dailynews_detail.php?blurbid=11795

They’re all quoting this letter from Protect Our Elections (POE):

Press Release: FBI And SEC Urged To Investigate Murdoch’s News Corp Under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Activists Demand Full Accountability as Phone Hacking Scandal Spreads Across The Atlantic

The government accountability group ProtectOurElections.org is urging the FBI and the SEC to launch parallel criminal and civil investigations into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in the United States for possible prosecution under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal in the United Kingdom.

The umbrella group, representing grassroots activists across the country, sent a lettertoday to both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Security and Exchange Commission asserting that the scandal overseas was in and of itself evidence of violation of the Act, because the company is headquartered in the United States, and urged both agencies to seek warrants to search the company’s New York offices. It also pointed to evidence that phone hacking by News Corp journalists and editors may have spread across the Atlantic.

The letter, written by ProtectOurElections.org lawyer Kevin Zeese, described the extent of the phone hacking as “staggering” and pointed to recent revelations and admissions by News Corp executives that its employees have engaged in “widespread obstruction of justice, bribery and destruction of evidence.” According to one British news report today, a private investigator in New York was approached by the company for help in tracking down the phone records of 9/11 victims so their voice mails could be illegally accessed.

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