Take Us Up to Warp Speed Mr. Sulu: News Corp, James Murdoch and the FCPA

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For those of us science fiction fans who grew up in the 60s, Star Trek was the premier TV show. If you wanted to go somewhere fast, warp speed was about the fastest way anyone knew how to travel. This was at least augmented, but certainly not replaced, in the 70s in Star Wars by going to hyperspace in the Millennium Falcon. I raise all this by way of introduction to the near light speed catapulting from Friday until today of the possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues against News Corp and James Murdoch in conjunction with the claims that (the now former) United Kingdom (UK) newspaper News of the World is alleged to have paid bribes to persons in the police force in the UK.

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