FBI interest in Law's phone

The FBI plans to contact actor Jude Law following claims his mobile phone was hacked during a visit to the United States, the BBC reported yesterday.

It is alleged a story published by the News of the World in 2003 was based on information obtained from his voicemail which, if proved, could lead to charges in the US because his phone would have been operating on a US network.

News International denies the claims.

The scandal also claimed the job of another journalist yesterday.

The BBC also reported that the features editor at the Sun, Matt Nixson, has been sacked from the paper in relation to claims of phone hacking while he was at the News of the World.

The management and standards committee of News Corporation, the parent company of News International, confirmed it had "terminated the contract of a member of staff in relation to his previous work".

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