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Former News Corp Executive Rebekah Brooks To Be Charged With Perverting Justice

Former News International executive Rebekah Brooks will be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service over “allegations that she tried to conceal evidence from detectives investigating phone hacking and alleged bribes to public officials.”

According to the Guardian’s Sandra Laville, Brooks will be charged with “three counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in July last year at the height of the police investigation.”

Brooks disputed the charges, and denounced the Crown Prosecution Service in a statement to the press.

“We deplore this weak and unjust decision after the further unprecedented posturing of the CPS,” according to the statement. “We will respond later today after our return from the police station.”

Brooks resigned as chief executive of News International (NI) last year; she was editor of the News Of The World (NOTW) when missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s phone was hacked and messages were deleted. The teenager was later found murdered.

(h/t The Guardian)

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