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News Corp. Being Considered for Corporate Hacking Offenses

News Corp.’s British publishing unit said it’s aware London police are considering whether corporate charges may be brought against its board over phone hacking at its now-defunct News of the World tabloid.

The Metropolitan Police Service in London is being advised by prosecutors on potential corporate offenses against the unit, News International, Sue Akers, the force’s deputy assistant commissioner leading the probe, told Judge Brian Leveson at an inquiry into media ethics on July 23.