Murdoch Confirms U.S. Department of Justice Investigation Into News Corporation

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In a statement to the Leveson Inquiry, the News Corp. mogul said he was cooperating with the DOJ. Rupert Murdoch's witness statement to the Leveson Inquiry today confirmed one important, if long-suspected, fact: that his News Corporation has been actively cooperating with a US Department of Justice investigation into the company.

The statement outlined how an internal company inquiry--set up by Murdoch this summer in the wake of the phone hacking scandal to investigate News International, News Corp.'s U.K. media arm--has turned over thousands of potentially incriminating company emails and other documents to authorities. The Management and Standards Comm, headed by senior News Corp. lawyer and former New York City school reformer Joel Klein, has spent months pouring through archives from News International and passing relevant information to Scotland Yard. Murdoch's statement...

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