Posted On 18 Jul 2011
The journalist who exposed the illegal wiretapping scandal in Britain, Sean Hoare, was found dead today. Hoare, who worked in the newspaper News of The World and The Sun, was the first employee to admit that the heads of News International (the British division of News Corporation) were aware of the wiretaps and interceptions of communications for royalty, politicians, celebrities, media crime victims.In 2007 a police investigation concluded such wiretapping a journalist and a private investigator convicted. Andy Coulson, who was director of the News of the World in that time, said he did not know anything of the plot. Its predecessor, Rebekah Brooks, did not know anything as well. Despite Coulson maintained his innocence, he resigned from office and then took a turn for his career to become the press officer of the young British Conservative leader, David Cameron (who is now prime minister) until he resigned last January and was detained and questioned on July 7.Hoare revealed to The New York Times that Coulson not only knew of punctures, he buturged his editors to promote new intercepts to make his Sunday newspaper.Police have launched an investigation to find out the reasons for the death of Hoare, which remain unknown.
Source: El País