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Lone NOTW Honcho Convicted of Phone Hacking

Andy Coulson convicted, Rebecca Brooks acquitted

(Newser) - Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking today, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire. A jury unanimously found Coulson, an ex-adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron,...

Murdoch Honchos' Trial Begins in Britain

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson face phone hacking charges

(Newser) - Today marks the beginning of a phone-hacking trial centered on two former bosses at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp: Rebekah Brooks, once head of News International, and Andy Coulson, former editor of the now-shuttered News of the World. Brooks is accused of hacking mobile phone messages, paying off public officials,...

Top Murdoch Honcho Quits as News Corp Split Looms

Rebekah Brooks' replacement to 'pursue outside opportunities'

(Newser) - One of Rupert Murdoch's main media henchmen has stepped down after just 16 months at the helm of News International, the Telegraph reports. Tom Mockridge, who took over News Corp's scandal-hit British newspaper business from Rebekah Brooks last summer, is leaving to "pursue outside opportunities," the...

Ex-Murdoch Execs to Face Bribery Charges

Just the latest accusations for Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson

(Newser) - British prosecutors are adding new charges to the litany of accusations against former Rupert Murdoch executives. Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, both at the center of the phone-hacking scandal, will be charged with bribing public officials in exchange for stories and information, the New York Times reports. Two other News...

UK Charges Brooks, Coulson in Hacking Scandal

British prosecutors announce 19 charges

(Newser) - British authorities have announced 19 charges over the tabloid phone hacking scandal, and they're targeting some of the biggest names in the case. Former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks and David Cameron's former communications chief Andy Coulson will both be charged with conspiring to "intercept communications."...

Cameron Denies 'Conspiracy' With Murdoch

Despite Rebekah Brooks text messages like, 'Yes he Cam!"

(Newser) - David Cameron testified at an inquiry into News Corp's phone hacking shenanigans today, repeatedly insisting that there was no "conspiracy" between his government and Rupert Murdoch's publications, the Telegraph reports. The assertion came despite the revelation that disgraced News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks had sent...

Coming Soon: Rebekah Brooks, the Movie

Fallen News Corp exec to get Hollywood treatment

(Newser) - Rebekah Brooks, the woman who ran Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper unit and is now facing criminal charges in its phone-hacking scandal, is going Hollywood. But not exactly in a good way. A new studio called BiteSize Entertainment is developing a feature film about Brooks and her fall from power,...

UK Charges Rebekah Brooks in Hacking Mess

Former 'News of the World' exec, hubby face perversion of justice charges

(Newser) - The spectacular fall of one of Rupert Murdoch's most trusted lieutenants is perhaps almost complete: Former News of the World honcho Rebekah Brooks is being charged with perversion of justice in News Corp's phone-hacking scandal, reports the BBC . Brooks will be charged—along with husband Charlie Brooks, her...

Cameron Texts to Rebekah Brooks: 'Lots of Love'

Brit PM thought that's what 'LOL' meant

(Newser) - Apparently David Cameron loves to text—even if he's not down with the kids' newfangled texting lingo. The British Prime Minister frequently chatted with former News International boss Rebekah Brooks via text, Brooks testified today at an inquiry into News Corp's phone hacking scandal, and he'd sign...

Brooks, 5 Others Arrested in Phone Hacking Inquiry
 Rebekah Brooks Arrested Again 

Rebekah Brooks Arrested Again

Brooks' husband also arrested in News International scandal

(Newser) - A big arrest in the News International phone hacking scandal: Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's organization, was arrested early this morning. Five men were also detained as part of Operation Weeting, including Brooks' husband Charlie, the BBC reports, and searches are being conducted at related...

Rebekah Brooks Got a Horse From Scotland Yard
Rebekah Brooks Got a
Horse From Scotland Yard
for 2 years....

Rebekah Brooks Got a Horse From Scotland Yard

Rebekah Brooks kept horse for two years

(Newser) - A weird detail from coverage of the News of the World phone hacking scandal : The year after NotW royal editor Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed, Scotland Yard loaned out a retired police horse to Rebekah Brooks, who was at that time the editor of the Sun...

London Cops Nab 4 Journos in Bribery Case

All linked to News of the World phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - London police today arrested four current and former Sun journalists for allegedly paying off police, the Guardian reports. All had worked under Rebekah Brooks when she edited the Sun—whose Sunday sister paper News of the World closed last year amid a phone hacking scandal. The arrests may cast fresh...

Rebekah Brooks Scored $2.7M Payoff From News Corp
 News Corp Slipped 
 Brooks $2.7M Payout 

News Corp Slipped Brooks $2.7M Payout

Renewed interest in former News International exec ahead of Murdoch testimony

(Newser) - Rebekah Brooks may have quit News Corp in disgrace at the height of the phone hacking scandal, but the less-than-harsh terms of her severance package are again grabbing headlines. The "loyal lieutenant," as the Guardian calls her, landed a $2.7 million severance, along with two years of...

Source: Murdoch Still Paying Ex-CEO

Rebekah Brooks told to 'travel the world,' then come back for new job

(Newser) - Rebekah Brooks resigned as chief executive of News International amid the phone hacking scandal, but apparently that doesn't really mean anything. A source tells the Telegraph Brooks is still on the company payroll, although Brooks herself won't comment. “My understanding is that Rupert [Murdoch] has told her...

Murdoch Largesse: NOTW Crew Offered Work in Siberia

Former staff of shuttered tabloid say they're getting shafted

(Newser) - News of the World staffers were promised they'd be taken care of, but it's turned out to be very cold comfort. The entire crew found themselves out on the street when owner Rupert Murdoch's (now busted) editor Rebekah Brooks announced a shutdown of the tabloid amid the...

Cops: NotW May Have Spied On Grieving Mom

Murdoch-owned tabloid had crusaded on Sara Payne's behalf

(Newser) - News of the World has been linked to another shocking case of phone hacking—and this might be an even bigger betrayal. Police have informed Sara Payne that she was on a list of people seized from a private investigator employed by NotW, Reuters reports. The twist: The paper’s...

Murdochs Were Granted 60 Government Meetings

Records show tight relationship with PM Cameron

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch, his family, and News International editors and execs enjoyed more than 60 private meetings with British Cabinet ministers—107 meetings if social events are included—over the past 15 months, reports the Independent, which calls the meetings one of the strongest signs yet of the "unhealthily close"...

Murdoch on Deck for Performance of His Life

Board reportedly considering COO Chase Carey as replacement

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch heads to Parliament today for perhaps the most clutch performance of his storied career, as his media empire hangs in the balance. News Corp execs who watched the mogul rehearse quietly expressed concern about his answers, Bloomberg reports, and a disastrous appearance could cement rumblings emanating from the...

Cops Examining Computer Dumped Near Brooks' Flat

Hubby says laptop, phone, paperwork in dumped bag are his

(Newser) - Detectives investigating the British phone hacking scandal are examining a laptop, phone, and paperwork found dumped in a garbage can near the home of busted former News International Chief Rebekah Brooks, the Guardian reports. Brooks' husband says the bag belongs to him and claims it somehow ended up in the...

Hackers LulzSec, Anonymous Hit Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks
 Guess Who Got Hacked Now? 

Guess Who Got Hacked Now?

Anonymous, AntiSec target Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks in latest hacks

(Newser) - So it turns out that the News of the World isn't the only gig in town that can hack: Notorious prankster-hackers LulzSec and Anonymous are wreaking havoc with Rupert Murdoch and his empire, reports Gizmodo . Lulzsec fired the first volley, publishing a cheeky account of Murdoch's death—via...

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