Murdochs admit paying Glenn Mulcaire's legal fees

News Corp finally admits it paid legal costs of former employees heavily tied up in the phone-hackin

News Corporation has admitted paying the legal fees of disgraced private investigator Glenn Mulcaire after his conviction for phone-hacking in 2007.

It is a question that the company has consistently refused to answer since Mulcaire's conviction alongside former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman.

Giving evidence to the House of Commons culture committee today, News Corp Europe and Asia chief executive James Murdoch admitted the company contributed to the legal fees of both men, insisting it was customary for companies to pay the legal fees of former employees and the payments were made on the advice of legal counsel.

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