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Media Executives Arrested Over News Story

Two executives from Village Voice Media � a company that owns a number of alternative weeklies including The Village Voice, The LA Weekly and The Phoenix Times � were arrested Thursday night in Phoenix on charges that a story published earlier in the day in The Phoenix New Times revealed grand jury secrets. Michael Lacey, the executive editor, and Jim Larkin, chief executive, were arrested at their homes after they wrote a story that revealed that the Village Voice Media company, its executives, its reporters and even the names of the readers of its website had been subpoenaed by a special prosecutor.

Media Executives Arrested in Phoenix, New York Times, October 19, 2007.