Private Investigator Targeted Hacking Victims' Lawyers

Attempted to find evidence for false smears

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New evidence in the News of the World scandal has revealed that two lawyers representing the phone hacking victims were victims of the tabloid themselves. The Guardian reported today that the News of the World hired a private investigator to trail Mark Lewis and Charlotte Harris, who have both worked on high-profile hacking cases, in an effort to make them abandon the lawsuits.

The private investigator in question, Derek Webb, reportedly trailed and recorded video of the lawyers over the past 18 months in hopes of finding personal information that could be used to publicly smear them.



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