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UK: Senior editor at The Sun charged over payoffs

UK: Senior editor at The Sun charged over payoffs

Prosecutors say that The Sun newspaper's Deputy Editor Geoff Webster has been charged with authorizing thousands in illegal payoffs to government officials.
The charges are among the most serious so-far leveled against journalists caught up in Britain's wide-ranging media ethics scandal, which has seen newspaper executives, senior journalists, and high-profile police figures get dragged before the courts.
Rupert Murdoch's News International confirmed Wednesday that Webster is still an employee of the tabloid.