TV News LIES

Sunday, Aug 30th

Last update07:43:04 PM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Arrested News of the World executive was employed as Met adviser

Arrested News of the World executive was employed as Met adviser

E-mail Print PDF

Neil WallisScotland Yard has admitted it employed Neil Wallis, a former executive at the News of the World, as an adviser to the commissioner until September 2010.

Wallis was employed to advise Sir Paul Stephenson and John Yates on a part-time basis from October 2009 to September 2010. During this time the Yard was saying there was no need to reopen the phone-hacking investigation – a decision made by Yates despite allegations in the Guardian that the first police investigation had been inadequate.

Wallis is a former News of the World executive editor. He was arrested on Thursday morning as part of the police's renewed phone-hacking inquiry.

Relations between senior Met officers and News of the World senior executives have been under scrutiny. In September 2006 Stephenson, as deputy commissioner, accompanied by the Yard's head PR man, Dick Fedorcio, dined with Wallis. This was a month after officers had arrested the paper's royal correspondent, Clive Goodman, and at a time when detectives were still attempting to investigate whether other journalists or executives were involved in the interception of voicemail messages. In theory Wallis was a potential suspect in the inquiry.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

Al Jazeera journalistsA court in Egypt has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail after...

What's in the Ashley Madison dump?

Ashley MadisonIt appears that hackers have released 10 gigabytes of data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating...

Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology

Kelly and TrupThe chairman of Fox News Channel says Donald Trump owes the network’s Megyn Kelly an apology...

US journalist for Jewish paper posts first report after gaining rare access to Iran

Forward reporter given visa to Irann American journalist from a Jewish, pro-Israel newspaper was granted a visa to Iran this summer,...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!