Phone hacking: FBI threaten to step in on investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s empire | Mail Online

by peterjukes

One source close to the U.S. investigation told the Independent on Sunday: ‘The FBI made it perfectly clear that if the British police drop the ball on this they will pick it up and run with it.’

 

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As well as evidence from News Corp, the FBI is also gathering evidence from the Leveson Inquiry and other parliamentary select committees.

It is thought that the Murdoch empire fears a U.S. investigation due to the potential for longer jail terms and more severe financial penalties, the newspaper said.

It is thought that the Murdoch empire, headed by Rupert Murdoch, pictured, fears a U.S. investigation

This is believed to be why it has increased its efforts to help police over the past few months – including handing over thousands of potentially incriminating emails.

The FBI has reportedly found no evidence of phone hacking within News Corp in the U.S., Murdoch’s holding company based in New York.

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