London: The probe against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp over the phone hacking scandal or bribing British police will not be pursued by the US authorities.
The US Department of Justice were probing the allegations over the scandal that forced the tabloid newspaper to close down in 2011.
Several journalists of the News of the World were charged in the UK for hacking phones illegally including that of murdered British schoolgirl Milly Dowler and accessed her voice mail.
The phones of celebrities, royals, politicians and even the victims of 9/11 attack were also hacked.
The US Department of Justice issued a statement on Monday stating that it was ending, “investigation into News Corp regarding possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act concerning bribes allegedly paid for news leads,” the BBC reported.