BUSINESS
11/10/2011 06:21 EST | Updated 01/10/2012 05:12 EST

James Murdoch insists he wasn't told of widespread wrongdoing at the News of the World in 2008

LONDON - James Murdoch has insisted that he wasn't told of widespread wrongdoing at the News of the World in 2008.

When Murdoch earlier appeared before Parliament in July, he insisted he'd been blind-sided by the scandal which has shaken his father's media empire.

But the 38-year-old News Corp. executive's assurances have since been challenged by former lieutenants, senior lawyers and documentary evidence.

Murdoch is likely to face more questions about a damning email which proved that phone hacking at the News of the World tabloid went further than had long been acknowledged.

He is also likely to be quizzed on his company's spying on the lawyers of phone hacking victims.

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