On 28 January 2012, the BBC said it understood Dudman had been arrested in relation to the News International phone hacking scandal, by detectives investigating payments made to police by journalists.
In October 2014, Dudman’s trial on four charges of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office began, along with that of five other senior staff and journalists at The Sun newspaper. The trial related to illegal payments allegedly made to public officials, with prosecutors saying Dudman and the co-accused conspired to pay officials including police, prison officers and soldiers from 2002-11. Specifically, Dudman and his co-defendants faced accusations of buying confidential information about the Royal Family, celebrities and prison inmates. They all denied the charges. On 17 April 2015, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that charges against Dudman over alleged payments to officials were to be dropped.
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- "Operation Elveden: Five held in police payment probe". BBC News. London. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- "Sun staff made illegal payments on 'grand scale', court hears". BBC News. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
- "Operation Elveden: Nine journalists have cases dropped". BBC News. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
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