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UK watchdog to probe BBC payoffs

December 27, 2012

LONDON - Britain's public spending watchdog says it will investigate severance packages at the BBC in the wake of a payout to the broadcaster's former director general. The probe comes after a group of British lawmakers accused the BBC of being cavalier with taxpayers' money by paying 450,000 pounds ($730,000) in severance to George Entwistle - double the amount he was entitled to - when he quit last month.



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