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News International: the screws turn « Previous | |Next »
May 16, 2012

The News International hacking scandal deepens. Rebecca Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is now facing three charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice over allegations that she concealed "material, documents and computers" from detectives investigating phone hacking at the News of the World and alleged bribes to public officials by journalists at the Sun. They charges have been bought by the Crown Prosecution Service.

BellSRBrooks.jpg Steve Bell

Brooks was at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper business for more than a decade. She was close to the company's ruling family, particularly during her time editing the Sun from 2003, and after she stepped up to become chief executive of the tabloid's publisher, News International, in 2009.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 6:07 PM |