The saga continues...and gets worse for Rupes. A new round of arrests at the The Sun - the daily big brother publication of the closed NotW - has opened up a giant can of worms. The Sun has previously tried to spin the investigation of it as only
being related to police corruption and not the abhorrent practice of phone hacking.
True. On the Richter Scale of shitty things, bribing police to get information is a couple of points below hacking into someone's voicemail directly. There is one big difference between the two, though. Hacking is not a violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...bribing cops is
There's now real talk that The Sun will be shuttered just like its little brother (an act which put a huge dent in NewsCorp's earnings). Closing NotW acted as somewhat of a firewall for the Murdochs, but closing The Sun would be a minor speed bump to the U.S. Govt pursuing an FCPA investigation. It would also take a much larger toll on NewsCorp's finances, maybe put Murdoch Jr. out of a job, leave Rupes exposed to further shareholder backlash and do nothing to head off an FCPA charge.