Senior editor of British newspaper charged over payoffs
Published : 2013-03-20 20:44
Updated : 2013-03-20 20:44
LONDON (AP) -- Prosecutors say that The Sun newspaper's Deputy Editor Geoff Webster has been charged with authorizing thousands in illegal payoffs to government officials.
The charges are among the most serious so-far leveled against journalists caught up in Britain's wide-ranging media ethics scandal, which has seen newspaper executives, senior journalists, and high-profile police figures get dragged before the courts.
Rupert Murdoch's News International confirmed Wednesday that Webster is still an employee of the tabloid.