Florida-Based Former 'News' Editor Arrested in U.K. Hacking Scandal

Greg Miskiw returned to the United Kingdom recently to participate in the investigation

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Police in Britain have made another arrest in the News of the World phone hacking scandal. The Guardian tweeted about the arrest early on, saying only that a 61-year-old man had been arrested, but it hasn't yet confirmed a name. Now, the BBC is reporting the newly arrested suspect is Greg Miskiw, the paper's former news desk editor, recently announced he would return to the United Kingdom from Florida, where he moved after leaving News of the World in 2005. The details on the arrest are still slim. From the BBC:

He was arrested after visiting a police station by appointment by officers from the Metropolitan Police's hacking investigation, Operation Weeting.

He was arrested on suspicion of unlawful interception of communications and conspiring to intercept communications.

Miskiw, the 12th person to be arrested since the start of the phone-hacking inquiry, spoke with The Guardian before his return. He "declined to say if he expected to be arrested or whether he authorised hacking at the newspaper, or if he had hacked the voicemail of Milly Dowler, the Surrey schoolgirl who was murdered in 2002." But he said of the information-gathering process at the News of the World, "You'd just go to the news desk and they'd come back to you. You don't ask any questions. You'd consider it a job done."

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