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British detective found guilty of trying to sell information in phone hacking scandal

FILE - This is a Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 file photo of Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn of the London Metropolitan Police as she walks towards Southwalk Crown Court in London. British counterterrorism detective Casburn was found guilty Thursday Jan. 10, 2013 of trying to sell information to Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid. Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn was charged with misconduct for allegedly phoning the newspaper and offering to pass on information about whether London's police force would reopen its stalled phone hacking investigation. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
January 10, 2013 - 6:57 AM

LONDON - A senior British counterterrorism detective has been found guilty of trying to sell information to Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.

Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn was convicted Thursday. She was charged with misconduct for allegedly phoning the newspaper and offering to pass on information about whether London's police force would reopen its stalled phone hacking investigation.

Prosecutors said the newspaper did not print a story based on her call and no money changed hands.

Casburn, 53, who managed the Metropolitan Police terrorist financing investigation unit, had denied the charges.

The scandal has led to dozens of arrests. It involved allegations of illegal snooping on celebrities, crime victims, politicians and others.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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