Allegations of bribery are particularly sensitive for the U.S.-based News Corp. America's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could be used to impose fines even in cases where activity has occurred overseas.
In the United States, Murdoch also owns the Fox television network and The Wall Street Journal newspaper.
Murdoch himself was expected in London sometime later this week.
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