London police employed 2nd tabloid reporter

By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British police have confirmed that a second former News of the World employee was employed by Scotland Yard.

The Metropolitan Police said Monday that Alex Marunchak had been employed as a Ukrainian language interpreter with access to highly sensitive police information between 1980 and 2000.

Scotland Yard said it recognizes “that this may cause concern and that some professions may be incompatible with the role of an interpreter” and the matter will be looked into.

The disclosure follows news that another former journalist at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, Neil Wallis, had been employed by police as a media consultant. That revelation prompted London’s police chief, Paul Stephenson, to resign.

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