[ISN] Sen. Jay Rockefeller Seeks U.S. Agency Probes of News Corp. Phone Hacking

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Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:33:34 -0700 (MST)

By Anthony Palazzo
July 12, 2011

Senator Jay Rockefeller called for U.S. agencies to investigate whether 
alleged phone hacking at News Corp. (NWSA)’s U.K. newspapers targeted 
American victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“I am concerned that the admitted phone hacking in London by the News 
Corp. may have extended to 9/11 victims or other Americans,” 
Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia, said today in a statement 
posted on the website of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation 
Committee, which he chairs. “If they did, the consequences will be 

Reporters at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid are alleged to 
have hacked into hundreds of mobile-phone voice mails, including those 
of murder and terror victims, and bribed police for confidential 
information. The scandal prompted Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
Rupert Murdoch to close the 168-year-old tabloid.

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, a competitor to News of the 
World and other News Corp. publications, an unnamed private investigator 
and former New York City police officer alleged reporters at the 
newspaper offered to pay him to retrieve private phone records of 
victims of the 9/11 attacks.


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