Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tony Blair Questioned in Honors Probe

CNN reports:

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair was questioned by British police for a third time in their investigation of allegations that honors were offered for political contributions, the Press Association reported Thursday.

The agency, citing unidentified sources, said the interview may have occurred within the past week. The Metropolitan Police refused to say whether Blair had been interrogated again.

No charges have yet resulted from the investigation of claims that honors -- including seats in the House of Lords and knighthoods -- were given in exchange for financial support.

Blair's fund-raiser and Middle East envoy, Lord Levy, and senior aide Ruth Turner are among four people who have been arrested and questioned in the long-running probe.

Police have said previously that Blair had not been questioned under caution, an indication that he was not suspected of any crime.