A 71-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, the Metropolitan Police announced today.
According to the British police force, the man was called in earlier today and arrested when he arrived. So far, the Metropolitan Police have not revealed the identity of the man, but Sky News, which is partially owned by News Corp., is reporting that it could be 71-year-old Stuart Kuttner, a former managing editor of News of the World who left the publication in 2009.
The man has become the latest casualty in what has become an international scandal surrounding News Corp.'s now-defunct News of the World. Over the last several weeks, more details have emerged surrounding claims that employees at the publication illegally hacked phones of victims of crimes to gain information for stories. News of the World has also been charged with deleting victims' voice mails to make room for more messages and bribing law enforcement officials for information.… Read more