` Police Raided Journalists Homes and Offices of Aller-Media ‘

#AceFinanceNews – COPENHAGEN – May 14 – Police raided the journalists’ homes and the offices of Aller Media, just  over a week after charging a man for supplying gossip magazine Se & Hoer with  confidential information from an on-line payment company.

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One of the men was Ken B. Rasmussen, a former journalist at Se & Hoer who  last month released a purportedly fictional book detailing how the magazine used private credit card information to write stories about members of the  royal family.

Se & Hoer scoops included Denmark’s Prince Joachim’s 2008 honeymoon in  Canada, a story which baffled the tabloid competition at the time since it had  been kept secret.

 The credit card transactions of former Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke  Rasmussen were also said to have been monitored. Actor Mads Mikkelsen is among  a handful of celebrities who have made allegations against Aller Media to the  police.

Copenhagen police said it had searched the offices of Ken B Rasmussen’s  book publisher but added that the company was not suspected of any wrongdoing.

In what has been dubbed “Denmark’s biggest media scandal”, observers have  drawn parallels with Britain’s News of the World, which was shut down by Rupert  Murdoch in July 2011 following allegations of widespread phone hacking.–AFP

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