More details in News Corp. phone hacking scandal

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London—More information continues to trickle out regarding News Corp.'s management team in the phone hacking scandal plaguing the company. Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Committee released documents Tuesday containing references to a March 2007 letter to News International executives from former News of the World royals editor Clive Goodman, who was dismissed for phone hacking. In the letter, Goodman protested his firing because he had conducted the hacking with “full knowledge and support” of his superiors and because other reporters were engaging in the same activity. Additionally, a letter from James Murdoch, chairman-CEO of News International, said the company had made two payments totaling more than £243,000 to Goodman related to his dismissal. The committee indicated on its website that it may call Murdoch to testify again. Murdoch, along with his father, News Corp. Chairman-CEO Rupert Murdoch, testified before the committee earlier this month. The committee's website made no specific mention of calling the elder Murdoch to testify again.
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