CNN: Second Law Enforcement Agency Joins Federal Investigation Of Fox News

Mary Altaffer/AP

A second law enforcement agency has joined the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation into Fox News, according to a CNN report published Thursday.

Financial crimes experts from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service — which investigates mail and wire fraud and identity theft cases — are involved in the federal investigation into the network, CNN reported, citing four unnamed sources connected to the investigation.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have taken an interest in whether Fox structured sexual harassment settlements worth millions of dollars in settlements so that the network would not have to inform investors. The Southern District of New York launched a grand jury investigation, the New York Times reported in February.

Investigators from both the USPIS and the Justice Department have been conducting interviews in recent weeks — including with some former Fox staffers — to obtain more information about the network’s managers and business practices, the sources said.

Read CNN’s full story here.

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