Pressure mounting in US for a full-scale inquiry into News Corporation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

This article titled “News Corp faces global investigation into bribery” was written by Ed Pilkington and Dominic Rushe in New York, for The Guardian on Monday 18th July 2011 18.18 UTC

News Corporation faces a global investigation of all its businesses to ascertain whether they engaged in the same acts of bribery revealed to have taken place in the UK between News of the World reporters and police.

With pressure mounting in the US for the launch of a full-blooded inquiry into News Corporation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the daunting consequences of such a move are becoming evident. Mike Koehler, a law professor at Butler University who is an expert in the act, said a costly and expensive worldwide investigation into possible bribery activities on the part of the company’s subsidiaries in America, Australia, Europe, India and China was now almost inevitable.

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