22 Jul '11, 3am

Private investigator may lift the lid on News Corp's secrets - TODAYonline

LONDON - Under pressure in the widening phone hacking scandal, News Corporation said on Wednesday that it would no longer pay the legal fees for the private investigator at the centre of the hacking and partly lifted a confidentiality agreement on one of its law firms to allow the firm to give evidence to Parliament and to the police. The two concessions, coming a day after the appearance by Mr Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, before a fractious parliamentary hearing, may shed further light on the extent of knowledge of the illegal phone hacking among executives inside Mr Murdoch's British newspaper empire and whether some tried to conceal it. News Corp said that it was immediately terminating "any arrangement to pay the legal fees of Glenn Mulcaire", who pleaded guilty in 2007 to hacking into the phones of staff members of the royal family while under contract to the Ne...

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