One of the convicted News of the World phone hackers has spoken out, saying he was an "employee" and did not act "unilaterally." Glenn Mulcaire was jailed in 2007 for hacking into the voicemails of public figures. Mulcaire said he was hired by Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World from 2002 until 2007 "to carry out his role as a private investigator." In a statement, Mulcaire's lawyers said, "As an employee he acted on the instructions of others." The statement also said that, "Any suggestion that he acted unilaterally is untrue. In the light of the ongoing police investigation, he cannot say any more."