Scandal spreads to Murdoch TV empire – Press – Media – The Independent
In a subsequent conversation, Mr Caiazza complained that Len Withall, a former commander in the Metropolitan Police who was head of security in Europe for NDS, had stopped paying his expenses. Italian investigators cite these intercepted conversations in support of their presumptive case against Rossi and Caiazza.
Documents obtained by The Independent show that payments from NDS reached Mr Caiazza via an unusual route. On 17 December 2003, he was paid 1,000 euros (£836) from an account with the international division of HSBC at its headquarters in London’s Docklands. The account holder is recorded as “News International Limited”.