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News Corp. Phone Hacker Says He "Acted On The Instructions Of Others"

Reported by Ellen - July 29, 2011 -

James Mulcaire, the private investigator who went to jail in 2007 after admitting to hacking for News Corp.'s now-defunct News of the World tabloid, has released a statement through his lawyers saying, "As an employee he [Mulcaire] acted on the instructions of others... Any suggestion that he acted in such matters unilaterally is untrue. In the light of the ongoing police investigation, he cannot say any more."

The statement came after the revelation that the phone of a second murdered schoolgirl may have been hacked by him."

Meanwhile, questions are still swirling about James Murdoch's testimony to a Parliamentary committee that he was ignorant of the hacking. The committee is getting more information from key News Corp. operatives who have disputed Murdoch. The chairman has said it's "very possible" they'll want to recall Murdoch for more information once the committee reviews the new evidence.

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