Operation Elveden

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.
By PA Mediapoint | 29 Jun 2015
A mental health nurse at Broadmoor high security hospital has been jailed for two years for selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford | 17 Jun 2015
Thursday 15 December 2011 is a day former News of the World journalist Lucy Panton says “will permanently be etched in my memory”.
By David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smyth | 09 Jun 2015
Despite an apparent climbdown from Operation Elveden, the risk of a criminal prosecution for paying public officials for stories, even when the story is clearly in the public interest, is now higher than ever for journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Jun 2015
A prison service “whistleblower” paid for stories by the Daily Mirror was today jailed for 20 months after his identity was revealed to the Met Police.
By Dominic Ponsford and PA Mediapoint | 29 May 2015
Sun reporter Anthony France has today been sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years.
By Mark Abbott | 27 May 2015
Mark Abbott, a criminal defence lawyer and partner at Blaser Mills law firm, acted as former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman's solicitor after he was arrested and charged under Operation Elveden.
By PA Mediapoint | 27 May 2015
A Broadmoor nurse from Somerset has admitted selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers. (Picture: Shutterstock)
By William Turvill | 22 May 2015
The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by £4m in the last eight months.
By William Turvill | 12 May 2015
Sun crime reporter Anthony France paid a police officer more than £20,000 for 38 stories over three years, the Old Bailey was told this morning.
By Dominic Ponsford and Media Lawyer | 05 May 2015
Legal history was made today as officers from the Met Police applied to a judge to view two journalists’ phone records.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Journalists forced to keep silent for years because of the Contempt of Court Act have grasped the opportunity to speak out about their Operation Elveden ordeals.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Cleared former Mirror journalist Greig Box-Turnbull has condemned Rupert Murdoch's "betrayal" of journalists' sources and a police "assault" on public interest journalism.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman was greeted with a round of applause from assembled journalists as he left the Old Bailey a free man this morning.
By William Turvill | 24 Apr 2015
The Sun's online news editor Vince Soodin has condemned Operation Elveden for turning into "a probe into unauthorised leaks to journalists – whether they were paid for or not".
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill | 23 Apr 2015
Former News of the World reporter Lucy Panton has spoken out for the first time about her four-year, "hellish ordeal" after she was formally cleared in court today.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Apr 2015
It is difficult to over estimate the damage done by Operation Elveden since it began in June 2011.

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