The British public was rightfully shocked and outraged this month when it got a deeper glimpse into alleged crimes rooted in sleazy, close relations between its police, press and politicians.

Centering on allegations of phone-hacking and other crimes, the scandal at the News of the World newspaper threatens to damage or even end the careers of once-influential journalists, senior politicians and a person many across the globe considered to be the mightiest of media moguls – Rupert Murdoch.

If the British public were to experience the everyday conflicts of interests between Ukrainian oligarchs and their pet politicians, they would suffer a heart attack.

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