American investigators may look into payment to police – Crime – UK – The Independent
NDS explained that the payment was a one-off and a spokesman for Surrey Police – which failed to take action against the News of the World despite knowing it had hacked the phone of the missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler in 2002 – said yesterday: “We can’t find any other records of payments. It appears it was a one-off payment, but we are still looking into it.”
News Corp, which has assets of $60bn, is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police in the UK for phone hacking, computer hacking and bribery and by the FBI and the Department of Justice in the US for corrupting British officials, including police officers – illegal under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. News Corp also faces a police inquiry into alleged piracy against pay-TV rivals in Australia.