Glenn Mulcaire’s £1m payments from the News International

Happy to reblog David Hencke, who has done some fabulous work on the Hacking scandal, on his blog and at Exaro. I haven’t seen David in the flesh since we met twenty years ago, while he was mid-way through one of the best journalistic investigations of the last few decades, exposing the Cash for Questions scandal circa 1994, and I was writing a TV drama about it. But here we are again: no rest for the wicked (and the good don’t need it)

Westminster Confidential

A fascinating memo has been released at the hacking trial this week and published on the great blog by freelance journalist PeterJukes.
Written by Tom Crone one of News International’s former trusted lawyers and sent to Andy Coulson, then editor of the paper, it details information apparently obtained by Rebekah Brooks from the police on the progress of the police investigation into the later convicted hackers,ex Royal correspondent Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
It correctly predicts that the police are likely to ” bang to rights ” both of them. But interestingly it reveals that the police recovered invoices and payments totalling ” over a £1m” to Glenn Mulcaire revealing what a successful career the hacker had with the organisation over many,many years.
Ironically the cost of his work and others as Exaro News revealed before the trial has been secretly estimated by former News International chief…

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