The rapidly intensifying News of the World hacking scandal in the United Kingdom has been spilling over into the United States, with calls for investigations and hearings into possible News Corporation wrongdoing on this side of the Atlantic, or involving American citizens. Now a watchdog is offering a hefty reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a News Corporation employee involving the US.
The watchdog is ProtectOurElections.org, and it says it is “…actively seeking whistleblowers and insiders who have personal knowledge of any illegal conduct and/or documents proving any such illegal conduct.” It even has a special internet address to collect tips — [email protected].
The reward for a tip that leads to a conviction is $100K.
“News Corp and its top brass have engaged in an astonishing criminal enterprise in the UK.” said ProtectOurElections.org spokesman and attorney Kevin Zeese. “The investigation has now reached Rupert Murdoch’s inner sanctum and may not be limited to his UK operations. ProtectOurElections.org is offering an incentive for whistleblowers to come forward and be rewarded for providing any evidence that News Corp committed similar illegal conduct here in the United States. Our reward of $100,000 does just that.”