LONDON — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking Tuesday, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a monthslong trial centring on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire.
A jury at London’s Old Bailey unanimously found Coulson, the former spin doctor of British Prime Minister David Cameron, guilty of conspiring to intercept communications. Brooks was acquitted of that charge and of counts of bribing officials and obstructing police.
LONDON: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is believed to be in talks with former 'News of the World' editor Rebekah Brooks for her return as chief of its UK division four years after she had quit amid the phone-hacking scandal, a newspaper reported. Brooks had quit as chief executive in 2011 at the height of the scandal involving the hacking of phone voice mails by journalists though she was later cleared at the trial last year. Her re-appointment could be confirmed by next month, 'The Financial Times' reported.
Ex-News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four others have been charged with alleged perversion of justice in the phone hacking scandal that has shaken the Rupert Murdoch media empire.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us