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14 June 2012, 12:11
A former police officer and a woman from Northamptonshire have been arrested over suspected inappropriate payments to police and public officials.
Another man, from south London, was also arrested on Thursday 14 June 2012 as part of Operation Elveden - Scotland Yard's inquiry into payments to public officials.
They were taken for questioning at police stations in Northamptonshire and London.
Scotland Yard said a former prison officer, 40, was arrested at his home in Corby on suspicion of corruption, suspicion of misconduct in a public office and suspicion of money laundering offences.
A 37-year-old woman was arrested at her home address in Corby on suspicion of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and suspicion of money laundering offences.
Both were being questioned at a police station in Northamptonshire.
A 31-year-old man was arrested at his home in Croydon, Surrey, on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office.
He was being questioned at a south London police station.
The arrests bring the number of suspects held in connection with Operation Elveden to 33.
Scotland Yard said the arrests are the result of information provided by News Corporation's Management Standards Committee (MSE).