Jonathan Rees: private investigator who ran empire of tabloid corruption | Media | The Guardian

by peterjukes

Over the following years, the Guardian published a lengthy exposé of Reess involvement with corrupt police and the procurement of confidential information for the News of the World; the Sunday tabloids assistant editor is believed to have been arrested and accused of paying bribes to police and other key workers, although he was never charged; the paper was named in a London court as the paymaster for the purchase of information from the police national computer; Rees was jailed for a conspiracy to frame an innocent woman and then accused of conspiracy to murder.And yet the man who became the prime ministers media adviser, Andy Coulson, has always maintained in evidence to parliament and on oath in court that he knew nothing of any illegal activity during the seven years he spent at the top of the News of the World.

via Jonathan Rees: private investigator who ran empire of tabloid corruption | Media | The Guardian.

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