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Published on November 4th, 2011 | by Joe Hinds
Image © [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="195" caption="Police Officers Have Received Over £130,000 In Bribes For Information"][/caption] A journalist for The Sun, Jamie Pyatt, has today been taken into custody as part of Scotland Yard's investigation into alleged payments from certain newspapers to police officers. Pyatt, 48, has worked for The Sun for 14 years and is now the sixth person to have been arrested as part of 'Operation Elveden', an operation looking into the recent media corruption and running parallel with that of 'Operation Weeting' (the phone-hacking inquiry), which was set up following allegations in July that various police officers had received up to £130,000 in payments stretching over several years from News International papers in return for information and contact details. Pyatt has been arrested on violation of Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 whilst News International have so far refused to comment on his arrest. Police have also confirmed that the total number of phone hacking victims has now reached almost 5,800 Aside from these arrests of several prominent members of the News International Corporation, it needs to be made clear to the public that these anti-corruption operations will spend just as much time in investigating the numerous police officers that have been involved in what has clearly been a long standing system of corruption and bribery within the police force as well as within News International. However, the chances of this look bleak as the fact that all of the major news outlets have thus far refused to refer to the scandal as 'bribery' seemingly sets a precedent that for some reason this case is either not as bad as the use of the word 'bribery' would suggest or that it has only been News International that have so far been at fault. The last time I checked receiving £130,000 in exchange for valuable information and an advantage over your competitors was a clear case of bribery.

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Sun Journalist Jamie Pyatt Arrested Over Police Bribes

Police Officers Have Received Over £130,000 In Bribes For Information

A journalist for The Sun, Jamie Pyatt, has today been taken into custody as part of Scotland Yard’s investigation into alleged payments from certain newspapers to police officers.

Pyatt, 48, has worked for The Sun for 14 years and is now the sixth person to have been arrested as part of ‘Operation Elveden’, an operation looking into the recent media corruption and running parallel with that of ‘Operation Weeting‘ (the phone-hacking inquiry), which was set up following allegations in July that various police officers had received up to £130,000 in payments stretching over several years from News International papers in return for information and contact details.

Pyatt has been arrested on violation of Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 whilst News International have so far refused to comment on his arrest. Police have also confirmed that the total number of phone hacking victims has now reached almost 5,800

Aside from these arrests of several prominent members of the News International Corporation, it needs to be made clear to the public that these anti-corruption operations will spend just as much time in investigating the numerous police officers that have been involved in what has clearly been a long standing system of corruption and bribery within the police force as well as within News International. However, the chances of this look bleak as the fact that all of the major news outlets have thus far refused to refer to the scandal as ‘bribery’ seemingly sets a precedent that for some reason this case is either not as bad as the use of the word ‘bribery’ would suggest or that it has only been News International that have so far been at fault. The last time I checked receiving £130,000 in exchange for valuable information and an advantage over your competitors was a clear case of bribery.

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