UK police arrest journalist in bribery probe

By: AP
By: AP

LONDON (AP) -- Police have arrested a 43-year-old journalist on suspicion of bribery, acting on information supplied by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

The Metropolitan Police force says the man was arrested Saturday in London by officers from Operation Elveden, which is investigating inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

The corruption probe is running alongside investigations into phone hacking and computer hacking sparked by revelations that reporters at Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World tabloid routinely intercepted voice mails of those in the public eye.

Police said Saturday's arrest -- the 47th of the investigation -- was the result of information from a News Corp. committee created to get to the bottom of the criminality at Murdoch's British newspapers.

Several people have been charged over the scandal, including former Murdoch executive Rebekah Brooks.

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