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NotW Hollywood Reporter Arrested

Police in Britain have arrested News of the World’s former Hollywood reporter James Desborough—their 13th arrest since phone-hacking investigations began. Desborough, who was promoted to be the paper’s U.S. editor in 2009, was charged with conspiring to intercept communications. Desborough’s move to the U.S. raises the question whether he brought the illegal methods he is accused of practicing in Britain across the Atlantic with him. He wrote for News of the World until it closed last month.

August 18, 2011 6:21 AM