October 13th, 2011
01:00 PM ET

Wall Street Journal Europe executive out in scandal

A top executive at the company that publishes the Wall Street Journal left Dow Jones this week amid allegations that the paper's European edition used underhanded methods to boost circulation figures, the newspaper itself reported Thursday.

Andrew Langhoff, the executive, left on Tuesday, following an internal probe which found he had pushed for two articles favorable to a company involved in the alleged circulation subterfuge, the paper said.

The Guardian, a rival newspaper, alleged that the Journal's publisher secretly directed funds to the company that was buying copies of the paper in bulk.

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  1. fernace

    I guess the world is run by a bunch of crooks! Instead of trying to boost fake sales, this guy & his co-workers should've joined Occupy Wall St. to show the world how low the economy has sunk! That would've made a stronger statement & probably sold some Journals, too!! 😉

    October 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Well, what does one expect from the fine Rupert Murdoch empire?

    October 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Hi, fernace.

    October 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    hey banasy, and fernace! cnn is pretty boring today aint it? lmao

    October 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Hey banasy, hey chrissy! Alot of criminals doing criminal things today! Incarcerate 'em & be done with it!Lol!!

    October 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |