British prosecutors say that an editor with The Sun, a tabloid newspaper, has been charged in connection with a conspiracy to pay thousands of dollars’ worth of bribes to a press officer working in the British government’s tax department.
Prosecutors say The Sun paid the press officer, Jonathan Hall, for information about unannounced spending plans, deficit reduction work and policy decisions. Mr. Hall, 51, was also charged in relation to the payments. The editor, Clodagh Hartley, 38, was arrested last year as part of a sprawling bribery investigation linked to Britain’s phone hacking scandal.
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