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2 More Arrested in News Corp. Phone-Hacking Scandal

Latest arrests in the U.K. bring the tally to 15

Two more men were arrested Friday in the U.K. on charges related to News Corp.'s widening phone hacking scandal, the Guardian reports.

The arrests come one day after a U.S.-based News of the World editor was arrested and questioned in south London, again raising the possibility that the scandal would spread to American shores.

In the latest activity, a police detective from the London Metropolitan Police was arrested by his employer because he is suspected of having leaked details about its phone-hacking investigation. While he has not been charged, he has been suspended.

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There were reports that the detective leaked information to the Guardian, the newspaper that has uncovered the majority of revelations in the scandal. A spokesperson for the Guardian declined to comment on the matter.

Scotland Yard also arrested a 35-year old man believed to be Dan Evans, a former News of the World reporter, on suspicion of phone hacking. Evans has already been named in a civil case regarding hacking, which led to his suspension more than a year ago.

This brings the tally of arrests in "Operation Weeting" to 15 if one counts the detective.