News of the World may offer Max Clifford cash to settle illegal phone hacking case – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2010 in interception, media, news, telecommunications by sally

“The News of the World is believed to be planning to settle a court case which threatens to disclose further evidence of the involvement of its ­journalists in illegal information-gathering by private investigators. According to one source at the paper, executives have devised a plan to block the case by offering money to the celebrity PR agent Max Clifford to persuade him to settle his legal action over the illegal ­interception of his voicemail messages.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2010