News of the World paid over £300,000 to private investigator, trial hears
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Andy Gadd says he worked exclusively for paper's news editor, Ian Edmondson, between 2004 and 2010 on 'tracing' work A private investigator who worked exclusively for News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson invoiced the paper for more than £300,000 over five years for "tracing" work, the phone-hacking trial has heard. Andy Gadd, who described himself as an "investigative researcher", estimated he worked "two or three" days a week on average for the paper, paid initially by cheque, then through bank transfer BACS. Gadd said he knew Glenn Mulcaire, another private investigator who worked for the paper, as both had worked for the same research agency in the 1990s, where they did "tracing" work. Giving evidence, Gadd said he first worked for Edmondson when the journalist was on the Sunday People, then continued to work exclusively for him when he returned to the News of the World. He said he was "totally freelance" and not on a weekly contract, but paid for "time spent" on t...
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