News Corp. Expands Internal Investigation
Lawyers look for evidence of U.S. law breaking
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While the U.K. prepares for its inquiry into the News Corp. hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's media giant is expanding its own internal inquiry into its Stateside operations.
A source told Reuters that attorneys from Linklaters, the London firm handling the internal probe, are looking for anything that U.S. government investigators might construe as evidence that News Corp. violated U.S. law—in particular, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bans corrupt payments to foreign officials.
Another source said that although the internal inquiry is looking into journalistic practices across all of News International’s U.K.