James Murdoch arrives at UK media ethics inquiry

James Murdoch arrives to give evidence at Britain's media ethics inquiry

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LONDON (AP) -- Former News International chairman James Murdoch arrived Tuesday to give evidence under oath at Britain's media ethics inquiry.

Murdoch, wearing a dark suit and a striped navy tie, was at Lord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry to answer questions about how much he knew about phone hacking at the News of the World tabloid.

Revelations that reporters at News of the World had hacked into the phone of a teenage murder victim led James Murdoch's father Rupert to close the 168-year-old newspaper and triggered three police investigations as well as the judge-led inquiry into media practices.

Murdoch stepped down as chairman of News International in February and resigned from his post as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC earlier this month.

Rupert Murdoch, who is still chairman and chief executive of News International's parent company News Corp., will appear before the inquiry Wednesday.

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