News Corp.: No Record of Subpoena

    News about Rupert Murdoch is displayed on the Fox News ticker at a building which houses the News Corp. headquarters, Friday, July 15, 2011, in New York. Murdoch accepted the resignation of The Wall Street Journal's publisher and the chief of his British operations on Friday as the once-defiant media mogul struggled to control an escalating phone hacking scandal with apologies to the public and the family of a murdered schoolgirl. The controversy claimed its first victim in the United States as Les Hinton, chief executive of the Murdoch-owned Dow Jones & Co. and publisher of the Wall Street Journal, announced he was resigning, effective immediately. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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    Notification of a subpoena does not seem like something you would easily forget. News Corp., the media conglomerate that owns Fox News, said Monday that it had no record of any notification about a subpoena by the U.S. government to seize the phone records of reporter James Rosen. Lawrence Jacobs, a former worldwide general counsel at News Corp. in 2010, when the subpoena was issued, said he has “no memory” of ever being notified about it. An anonymous law-enforcement official said Monday that News Corp. had been issued a notification of the subpoena, and a News Corp. spokesman said the company is currently looking into the matter. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted last week that Rosen’s email had been searched to find who had leaked him a story about North Korea.

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