In Brief: Editor ordered bugs

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Editor ordered bugs

Jerusalem - A court charged the editor of Israel's second largest tabloid newspaper of wire- tapping, bribery, and paying a witness to keep silent, the Justice Ministry said. The indictment, issued after a year-long investigation, alleges that the editor of Maariv, Ofer Nimrodi, ordered the telephones of his colleagues and those of rival newspaper editors tapped, and bribed a telephone company employee to arrange the bugging. Reuter