Former immigration centre worker arrested by police investigating payments by journalists

A former employee at an immigration centre today became the 65th person to be arrested by police investigating bribery allegations involving UK journalists.

The 40-year-old man was arrested at his home in Slough, Berkshire, at 6am on suspicion of corruption, under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and on suspicon of misconduct in a public office.

Operation Elveden is the Met Police inquiry into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials. It is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and is running in conjunction with Operation Weeting, the phone-hacking inquiry.

The latest Elveden arrest comes the day after Sun Whitehall editor Clodagh Hartley was charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office. It is alleged that between 30 March 2008 and 15 July 2011 the newspaper paid £17,475 to press officer Jonathan Hall, via his partner Marta Bukarewicz, in exchange for HMRC information. 

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