Police say The Sun newspaper's chief foreign correspondent has been charged over alleged corrupt payments to public officials. It's the latest in a series of bribery-related charges filed against senior members of the best-selling British tabloid.

London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday that Nick Parker is accused of conspiring with prison and police officers to commit misconduct in public office at various periods between 2007 and 2009.

Half-a-dozen senior current and former reporters from The Sun have found themselves facing charges as a consequence of Britain's wide-ranging phone hacking scandal, which erupted two years ago.

British authorities rarely confirm who is representing defendants. Parker's employer, Rupert Murdoch's News International, said it could not immediately say who, if anyone, was representing him.