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The decision is perverse in that the actions leading to this criminal charge were carried out with the full knowledge and support of [redacted].

Payment for Glen Mulcaire’s services was arranged by [redacted].

British Parliament most likely will recall James Murdoch to further testify about the phone hacking scandal that’s roiled News Corp/News International.

A primary reason for doing so is this 2007 letter from Clive Goodman, the former royal correspondent for News of the World, to News International questioning his termination.

Goodman was arrested in 2006 and, along with the private investigator Glen Mulcaire, was later convicted for intercepting mobile phone messages. 

At the time News International said Goodman was a lone rogue, and that phone hacking was not a common practice.

The letter is available via the Guardian which writes in a note alongside the redaction:

Goodman identifies staff at the News of the World who he says knew about and encouraged phone-hacking. Their names have been redacted because Operation Weeting, Scotland Yard’s investigation into the practice, is ongoing.

Amid Scandal, News Corp Shutters News of the World →

James Murdoch, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, News Corporation, and Chairman, News International in an announcement to staff today.

Via Adweek:

You do not need to be told that The News of the World is 168 years old. That it is read by more people than any other English language newspaper. That it has enjoyed support from Britain’s largest advertisers. And that it has a proud history of fighting crime, exposing wrong-doing and regularly setting the news agenda for the nation…

The good things the News of the World does, however, have been sullied by behaviour that was wrong. Indeed, if recent allegations are true, it was inhuman and has no place in our Company.

The News of the World is in the business of holding others to account. But it failed when it came to itself…

Having consulted senior colleagues, I have decided that we must take further decisive action with respect to the paper.

This Sunday will be the last issue of the News of the World.