The federal investigation into Fox News currently being conducted by the Justice Department has expanded to include the assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, according to a report.
CNN’s Brian Stelter reported Thursday that financial crime experts from the USPIS, which usually investigates claims including mail fraud and wire fraud, have begun probing the network along with the Justice Department.
The network is under federal investigation over its alleged failure to disclose to shareholders the details of settlement payments made by the network to several women who accused former news chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.
An attorney for former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros — who sued the network and Ailes over sexual harassment claims — told the New York Daily News in February that one of his other clients had received a subpoena to testify before a grand jury related to the federal government’s “ongoing criminal investigation” into the network.