Lawrence Abramson told the media ethics inquiry Tuesday that he initially found nothing to suggest that knowledge of phone hacking was widespread, but since completing his review in 2007, he has seen a fresh batch of emails that would have changed his report. Abramson worked for the law firm Harbottle & Lewis, which was asked by News International in 2007 to review more than 2,000 emails to see if there was evidence to support a former employee’s claim that executives at the company knew of extensive hacking. He told Britain’s media ethics inquiry that he found emails that cast News International in an “unfavorable light” — highlighting, for example, the company’s attempt to influence the prosecution of Goodman, a royal reporter who was jailed for hacking into the voice mails of members of the royal household. Goodman’s allegations that News International executives were aware of illegal activities at the newspaper prompted the company to hire Harbottle & Lewis to review the emails, and Abramson said he didn’t find anything to back up those allegations. But Abramson said he initially did not have access to emails dating back to 2003 and has since reviewed a batch of emails from that time period. He said that had he seen those messages at the time, his recommendation to News International would have been different. Prime Minister David Cameron set up the judge-led media inquiry after it emerged that the Murdoch-owned News of the World had for years illegally eavesdropped on the voice mail messages of celebrities, public figures and crime victims in its quest for exclusive stories. Murdoch shut down the 168-year-old newspaper in July amid a wave of public revulsion over hacking the voice mails of a missing schoolgirl, Milly Dowler, who was later found murdered.

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