One Murdoch Editor Convicted, One Acquitted in UK Phone Hacking Scandal
One Rupert Murdoch high profile editor was convicted in the British phone hacking scandal, while another was let free after a long trial about years of eavesdropping on conversations of celebrities, politicians, and crime victims.
News of the World editor and former David Cameron advisor Paul Coulson was convicted of conspiring to intercept phone communications, a scandal so toxic at its revelation that it caused the shuttering of the more-than-century old paper.
Meanwhile Rebekah Brooks, former editor of both the World and the Sun and Murdoch executive, was acquitted of phone hacking, bribery, and corruption charges. Several of Brooks’ aides were acquitted as well.
Brooks had resigned from News Corp two days before being arrested as part of the scandal, which has since brown to include charges of bribery and corruption against other Murdoch executives and even the media mogul himself.
[h/t Associated Press]
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