UK Phone Hacking: Les Hinton Resigns

Les Hinton, Rupert Murdoch, Andy Coulson and Rebekah Wade at a St Bride's service in 2005
Les Hinton, who headed News Corp.'s News International unit when the phone-hacking allegations roiling the media empire first arose, on Friday will resign his post as chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Co., according to a person familiar with the matter.

Mr. Hinton had come under increasing scrutiny recently as a cascade of allegations indicated the problems at the center of the scandal were more widespread than he had twice led a parliamentary committee to believe.
In 2007 and 2009, Mr. Hinton told the committee that the company had carried out a full investigation into the matter and was convinced just one of its journalists was involved.
The News International phone hacking scandal is an ongoing controversy involving the News of the World, a now-defunct British tabloid newspaper published by News International, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, and the allegations that individuals working for the newspaper engaged in phone hacking.
Following revelations that victims of the News of the World phone hacking may have included the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, relatives of deceased British soldiers, and victims of the 7/7 London bombings, public reaction to the scandal was swift, extensive and generally one of outrage. This backlash led the News of the World to publish its final edition on 10 July 2011, after 168 years of publication.
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