British police who are investigating the phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.'s now defunct News of the World newspaper have arrested James Desborough, the tabloid's Hollywood reporter and U.S. editor, according to reports.
This is the 13th arrest related to the phone-hacking scandal. Reports indicate that the arrest is related to activities before Desborough moved to the United States.
According to reports, British police released a statement Thursday morning: "Officers from Operation Weeting arrested a 38 year old man on suspicion on of conspiring to unlawfully intercept voicemails contrary to section 1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977. He was arrested by appointment at a London police station and remains in custody."
Desborough joined News of the World in 2005, and had been working there up until its closure in July.