PI’s Declassified!
The Murdock Scandal: PI’s Behaving Badly
Mar 15, 2012 · 58 min
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After 168 years, the final edition of Rupert Murdock’s News of the World was published July 10, 2011. Following confirmation that reporters from the newspaper used private investigators to illegally access mobile voicemail accounts to scoop stories, a scandal was in the making. One reporter resigned and another, the paper’s royal correspondent, pled guilty to illegal interception of personal communication. As information was exposed and it was discovered that even management knew of the practice, the paper's foundation began to unravel and finally, the doors were closed. Now just months after the final publication, four private investigators have been sentenced for gaining confidential information by “blagging,” a term used in the United Kingdom for pretexting. Distinguished British private investigator Alan Marr will discuss the twists and turns of the amazing downfall of this publishing giant and the facts surrounding those who brought it down.
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