The U.S. Justice Department is planning to subpoena News Corp. for information relating to the alleged phone hacking of 9/11 victims and alleged foreign bribery, The Wall Street Journal reports. This would be the beginning of preliminary investigations into whether or not the News of the World, or any other News Corp. paper, hacked the phones of 9/11 victims. A government official told The Journal the subpoenas still have to be signed off by senior leadership within the Justice Department before they can be delivered. The FBI has already started an investigation into any U.S.-based shenaniganry from the Rupert Murdoch-owned media company. The report also suggests that the SEC might be opening up an investigation of their own. Charges have already begun at other News Corp. tabloids, and there have been rumors about Murdoch's job security.
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