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Nov 4, 2013

Brooks tried to hide hacking evidence – prosecutor

LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, and her husband were involved in an elaborate but botched plan to hide computers and documents from police investigating phone-hacking, a London court heard on Monday.

Brooks, a former editor of Murdoch’s News of the World and Sun newspapers, also arranged with her personal assistant for seven boxes full of her archived notebooks to be spirited away before detectives could get hold of them, prosecutor Andrew Edis told England’s Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey.

Nov 4, 2013

UK Murdoch executive Brooks tried to hide hacking evidence – prosecutor

LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, and her husband were involved in an elaborate but botched plan to hide computers and documents from police investigating phone-hacking, a London court heard on Monday.

Brooks, a former editor of Murdoch’s News of the World and Sun newspapers, also arranged with her personal assistant for seven boxes full of her archived notebooks to be spirited away before detectives could get hold of them, prosecutor Andrew Edis told England’s Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey.

Nov 4, 2013

UK Murdoch executive tried to hide hacking evidence – prosecutor

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of
Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, and her husband were
involved in an elaborate but botched plan to hide computers and
documents from police investigating phone-hacking, a London
court heard on Monday.

Brooks, a former editor of Murdoch’s News of the World and
Sun newspapers, also arranged with her personal assistant for
seven boxes full of her archived notebooks to be spirited away
before detectives could get hold of them, prosecutor Andrew Edis
told England’s Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey.

Nov 1, 2013

UK phone-hacking trial hears editor wrote ‘do his phone’

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Coulson, then editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, instructed a journalist working on a story about a celebrity to “do his phone”, a jury trying Coulson and others for phone-hacking was told on Friday.

Coulson, fellow former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, and two senior employees of Murdoch’s British group News International are accused of conspiring to intercept voicemails for stories.

Oct 31, 2013

Murdoch editors Brooks, Coulson had affair, British hacking trial told

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson,
former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World
tabloid, had a six-year affair at the time their reporters
hacked phone messages of politicians and royalty, a London court
heard on Thursday.

Revealing their close ties, prosecutor Andrew Edis said the
intimacy of their relationship indicated both knew as much as
the other about the criminal activities of senior journalists on
the paper.

Oct 31, 2013

Murdoch editors Brooks, Coulson had affair, hacking trial told

LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World tabloid, were having an affair at the time their reporters are accused of hacking into phones, a court heard on Thursday.

Prosecutor Andrew Edis said the intimacy of their relationship indicated each knew as much as the other about how their reporters were operating. Both have denied conspiring to hack into phones or making illegal payments to public officials.

Oct 31, 2013

Murdoch staff turned to hacking in ‘dog-eat-dog’ world, court hears

LONDON (Reuters) – Reporters on Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World repeatedly hacked the phones of senior politicians and even rival journalists in a desperate bid to get ahead on salacious front-page stories, a London court heard on Thursday.

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two of Britain’s most high profile former newspaper editors, are on trial with six others accused of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages and make illegal payments to find exclusives when they ran the now defunct Sunday tabloid and its daily sister tabloid, the Sun.

Oct 30, 2013

Murdoch editors must have known of phone hacking, court hears

LONDON (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks, a former top editor, and Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media chief, oversaw a system of phone-hacking and illegal payments when they ran Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloids, a London court heard at the start of their trial on Wednesday.

Setting out the prosecution case, Andrew Edis said Brooks was linked to both phone-hacking that ruined the tabloid News of the World and the practice of paying public officials for stories at its sister newspaper, the Sun. Brooks, 45, later ran Murdoch’s British newspaper division from 2009 to 2011.

Oct 29, 2013

British justice on trial in phone-hacking trial, jury told

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The jury trying the editors of
one of Rupert Murdoch’s former newspapers over phone hacking
were told on Tuesday that British justice itself would be on
trial.

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of Murdoch’s
now defunct News of the World tabloid, are accused of conspiring
to illegally access voicemail messages on mobile phones
belonging to politicians, celebrities, and victims of crime to
obtain exclusive news.

Oct 28, 2013

High-profile British phone-hacking trial begins

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s former British
newspaper chief and Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media head
went on trial for phone hacking on Monday at the start of one of
Britain’s most high profile court cases in years.

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, both former editors of
Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World tabloid, are accused of
conspiring to illegally access voicemail messages on mobile
phones belonging to politicians, the rich and famous, and
victims of crime and ordinary people, to obtain exclusive news.