Washington Post publisher and incoming editor are said to have used stolen records in Britain

The News Building, right, which houses The Sunday Times and other News Corporation titles, in 2017, in London. (Jos Sarmento Matos/The New York Times)

LONDON — The publisher and the incoming editor of The Washington Post used fraudulently obtained phone and company records in newspaper articles as journalists in London, according to a former colleague, the published account of a private investigator and an analysis of newspaper archives.