In the wake of the hacking and bribery scandal that shuttered News of the World last week, the legal manager of News Corp.’s U.K. newspaper arm has left the company. Tom Crone, a senior News International executive for the past 26 years, oversaw editorial legal matters for both The Sun and News of the World newspapers.

Sources familiar with Crone’s work told Reuters that he would have been responsible for approving the content on many of the front pages of the two tabloids.

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