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    Phone hacking: six News of the World staff instructed Mulcaire, papers allege | Media | guardian.co.uk

    Six journalists at theNews of the World were involved in instructing private investigatorGlenn Mulcaire to hack phones of celebrities and others, it has been alleged in documents released by the high court to the Guardian.

    Paperwork submitted on behalf of phone-hacking victims by lawyers shed new light on the alleged extent of knowledge within the newspaper about the activities of Mulcaire, the £2,000-a-week investigator at the centre of the scandal.

    It has been alleged in these court documents that there was "a conspiracy" between Mulcaire and "senior executives" including "Clive Goodman" and five other journalists, known as A, B, C, D, and E, whereby he would obtain information on their behalf using "electronic intelligence and eavesdropping".

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    by ceebs on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 06:07:23 PM PST

    •  Hughes also confirmed what police knew in 2006 (9+ / 0-)

      Hughes is also reporting what the police told him about Mulclaire officially, in 2006, which reveals their collusion in the minimizing of the charges against him.

      Pt. 10 of his witness statement states that  Hughes was told by the police that his phone messages had been illegally intercepted in October 2006 and told that other MPs had been intercepted but that they were not willing to come forward. They spoke of other victims, but never of how many.
      He was willing to come forward and made a statement, describing his phone use. He was, however, shown no notes, nor was he told that at least three reporters had commissioned his hacking....until May 2011 when he discovered the extent of the information they possessed --- which was shocking. They had his private number in the HP which should be known to none other than his colleagues.

      He returns to the 2006 investigation in pt. 25 where he concludes that the police were fully aware of the presence of corner names. He concludes that the police intentionally misled the court about the notes, the amount of money involved, the involvement of other journalists, and that the NGN regularly used phone hacking.

      Murdoch, Brooke, Coulson are white collar criminals; they corrupted but the cops are criminals, plain and simple, corrupt through and through and up and down the line.

      Why are the police officers who provided him and the other five non-royals (Miller, etc.) not sitting in jail cells for obstructing justice, and since Hughes been asked to testify, suborning his unintentional perjury?

      Is this not shocking? Is it being reported? Editorialized? Discussed in the legal blawgs?  Or is it this naive Yank and her laptop who are the only ones screaming bloody hell how can they stand it and what are they going to do about it?

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 07:16:00 PM PST

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