Smoking Emails from Mirror Group Phone Hacking Case

Some new details from Jim Cusick at the Independent about the civil phone hacking cases involving the Trinity Mirror group.

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The company has also been co-operating with the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Golding, by handing over evidence that could be connected to potential wrong-doing. Among the material given to the Met, and subsequently disclosed to victims’ lawyers, is a bundle of 22 emails, a cache of 587 calls from MGN landlines, and 51 invoices from private investigators which relate to four hacking claims.

One internal email sent by an MGN journalist to a colleague in March 2002 concerns information on the relationship between two former EastEnders actors, Lucy Benjamin and Steve McFadden. The two were in an off-screen relationship at that time.

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HMRC Leak Trial: “Money no object for the Sun”, court hears

Though the three current trials involving journalists and allegations of misconduct in public office have received scant attention in the press, Informm have some coverage of the latest one.

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sun-getcccctyAn HMRC source paid over £17,000 for confidential information by a Sun journalist claimed to have received a full copy of the budget. The prosecution told the jury that it was a “grubby relationship based on greed”.

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