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News Corp. executive editor charged with bribery

The Sun’s Fergus Shanahan allegedly authorized payments to a public official

And now for an update in the News Corp. saga.

Fergus Shanahan, the executive editor at the media conglomerate’s Sun tabloid, is charged with authorizing bribes to public officials in exchange for information. The bribery involved two payments totaling more than $10,000 between 2006 and 2007. According to the Washington Post, Shanahan is scheduled to appear in court on May 8. Bloomberg reports that Shanahan is the 13th person charged as part of the bribery probe.

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