Operation Elveden

By PA Media Lawyer | 24 Nov 2015
Scott Chapman, 44, of Corby, Northamptonshire, was due for retrial at the Old Bailey but at the 11th hour admitted a charge of misconduct in a public office between 1 March 2010 20 and June 2011.
By PA Mediapoint | 20 Nov 2015
Two former prison officers have been jailed for leaking information to tabloid newspapers about notorious inmates.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 13 Nov 2015
A former prison officer from top security HMP Belmarsh in south-east London has been found guilty of leaking stories about celebrity inmates to the Daily Mirror over six years.
By PA Media Lawyer | 04 Nov 2015
A former prison officer has been jailed for 12 months for selling stories about George Michael's time behind bars to The Sun.
By Dominic Ponsford | 16 Oct 2015
“They call it a crime, we call it a democracy.” This was the verdict of one defence lawyer after the Operation Elveden prosecution of journalists over payments for stories concluded yesterday with the acquittal of Sun staffers Jamie Pyatt and Chris Pharo.
By Dominic Ponsford | 15 Oct 2015
The acquittal of two Sun journalists today means that out of 34 journalists arrested and/or charged under Met Police's Operation Elveden inquiry, two have been convicted.
By William Turvill | 15 Oct 2015
Sun colleagues and fellow journalists are celebrating the acquittals of Chris Pharo and Jamie Pyatt this afternoon.
By PA Mediapoint | 15 Oct 2015
The last Sun journalists to be prosecuted under Operation Elveden investigation into cash for stories were cleared today. Following a re-trial at the Old Bailey, news editor Chris Pharo, 46, and district reporter Jamie Pyatt, 52, were found not guilty of aiding and abetting a Surrey police office
By PA Mediapoint | 01 Oct 2015
A Sun news editor has told jurors that he is still answering questions about cash-for-stories allegations while his old boss Rebekah Brooks is "back in her job". Chris Pharo, 46, is on trial at the Old Bailey with district reporter Jamie Pyatt, 52 accused of aiding and abetting a Surrey
By PA Mediapoint | 23 Sep 2015
The Sun paid Amanda Watts, 44, from Suffolk, £2,100 for five pieces of information which resulted in five stories about the troubled singer who was in Highpoint prison.
By PA Mediapoint | 22 Sep 2015
While working as a detention custody officer, Mark Blake, 42, was paid nearly £8,000 for tips about the Colnbrook secure immigration removal centre (pictured, Reuters) which resulted in ten stories being published by the tabloid newspaper over three years.
By William Turvill | 15 Sep 2015
A serving prison officer has been arrested today under Operation Elveden, the Met Police inquiry into payments made by journalists to public officials.
By William Turvill and Press Association | 10 Sep 2015
A former prison officer is facing a possible jail sentence himself for selling story tips to the Daily Mirror. (Picture: Shutterstock)
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Sep 2015
Former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman has left the paper, four months after he was acquitted of illegally paying public officials for stories.
By PA Mediapoint | 25 Aug 2015
A former prison officer from Bury St Edmunds has become the latest to be charged under the high-profile Operation Elveden investigation into newspapers' dealings with public officials.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 24 Aug 2015
A former official who leaked stories to the Sun about a Serco-run immigration centre has pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office.
By Rushabh Haria and William Turvill | 28 Jul 2015
Four years after the launch of Operation Elveden, the number of public officials convicted of misconduct in public office stands at 26. A further seven out of the original 80 who were arrested are still awaiting trial, while four have been acquitted.
By Dominic Ponsford | 28 Jul 2015
The shameful way News UK, and more recently Trinity Mirror, have thrown sources to the wolves under Operation Elveden casts a shadow over the reputation of British journalism.
By Dominic Ponsford | 16 Jul 2015
An Old Bailey judge today expressed “considerable disappointment” that News UK has refused to pay the prosecution costs for Sun reporter Anthony France.
By PA Mediapoint | 08 Jul 2015
A former News of the World royal reporter who was found guilty of getting scoops from one of Prince Harry's comrades has formally had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.