One can now officially field a soccer team with arrested current or former News of the World employees who have come under scrutiny in the now-shuttered newspaper’s phone-hacking scandal. Today, former managing editor Stuart Kuttner, who essentially controlled the budgets at the paper during his tenure there from 1987-2009, was picked up on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept communications and corruption allegations, according to a police statement. The move comes as part of two probes into the News Corp-owned paper — dubbed Operation Weeting (focused on the phone-hacking investigation) and Operation Elveden (focused on potential bribery of police officials by News of the World employees). According to the Financial Times, investigators say that Kuttner’s purse-strings extended to Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective who was jailed for phone-hacking in 2007.
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