September 6th, 2011
09:47 AM ET

Lawyer: James Murdoch must have known about phone hacking

News Corp. executive James Murdoch must have known that illegal phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper was not confined to the single journalist who was imprisoned for it, a former lawyer for the newspaper testified Tuesday.

Tom Crone, who was legal manager of the paper, said Murdoch would only have given Crone authority to settle a lawsuit against News of the World if he had understood that there had been more illegal eavesdropping.

Crone was one of four former executives grilled by British lawmakers as they try to determine whether Murdoch misled them about the scale of illegal eavesdropping at News of the World.

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  1. O.o

    Crone was grilled by lawmakers? Did they use Sweet Baby Ray's on him?

    September 6, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    Says Murdoch" Uhhh I forgot, and I dont recall

    September 6, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |

    yep... i forgot...whats a phone..?

    September 6, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. O.o

    I still wany to know why they're grilling the old Crone...cannibals, I tell you! They're cannibals!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    Uuhh aahh ppqphone oh yaaa dats wat i blog on i dink

    September 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cynthia

    The paid contributors on Fox News have made this a mess of a country for profit. I have never seen such disrespect heaped upon Democracy. They have helped turn dialogue into the sewer.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Drakorex1

    I eat boogers. Do you eat boogers? Yum. Sooooo good.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |

    I sure do, Drakorex1. They are really good after a full day of trolling. Nice, light snack. Yummy.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ewwwww

    I preferred Coco the troll.....

    September 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. James

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    September 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anomic Office Drone

    The mere fact that no charges have been filed is proof of the power corporations hold over government.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |

    @GUNG HOE I WILL aways be here for YOU

    September 6, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |


    September 6, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bill O'Hannity

    I just returned from an afternoon Tea Party when I heard of this! This sounds like far left lunacy..just like their denial that the world is flat... .

    September 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |