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Rupert Murdoch's Son Could Face Charges in U.S. and U.K.

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Image from a quicklink The scandal appears to qualify as an Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case on two counts: News Corp is a US-listed company (James Murdoch is the overseer of News Corp. properties in EU and Asia), giving the US authorities jurisdiction to investigate allegations. Second, perhaps more importantly, the act requires that payments to government officials need to be in the furtherance of 'obtaining or retaining' business. If money is being paid to officials, in this case the police, in order to get information to write sensational stories to sell newspapers, that would qualify.

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