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Apr 1, 2014

Brooks’s husband “mortified” by stupid mistake to hide property

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – The husband of Rupert Murdoch’s
former British newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks said on Tuesday he
was “mortified” he had embarrassed his wife by hiding material
from police investigating phone-hacking but denied lying to
protect her.

Giving evidence at the Old Bailey where he and his wife are
on trial, Charlie Brooks said he had been stupid to hide
computers and his pornography collection from detectives and had
not realised that what he was doing might be a crime.

Mar 31, 2014

Charlie Brooks hid his ‘smut’ to protect wife Rebekah

LONDON (Reuters) – Charlie Brooks, the husband of Rupert Murdoch’s former British newspaper chief, told a London court on Monday he hid his porn collection from police investigating phone-hacking because he feared leaks to the press which would embarrass his wife.

Brooks’ wife Rebekah is on trial at London’s Old Bailey accused of conspiracy to hack phones and authorising illegal payments to public officials. They are both accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice by hindering the police investigation.

Mar 31, 2014

Charlie Brooks hid his ‘smut’ to protect his ex-Murdoch CEO wife

LONDON (Reuters) – Charlie Brooks, the husband of Rupert Murdoch’s former British newspaper chief, told a London court on Monday he hid his porn collection from police investigating phone-hacking because he feared leaks to the press which would embarrass his wife.

Brooks’ wife Rebekah is on trial at London’s Old Bailey accused of conspiracy to hack phones and authorizing illegal payments to public officials. They are both accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice by hindering the police investigation.

Mar 26, 2014

Oligarch Berezovsky was “broken man” after court battle, inquest hears

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was a “broken man” after losing a multi-billion dollar court case to fellow Russian Roman Abramovich and regularly talked about killing himself in the months before his death, an inquest heard on Wednesday.

Berezovsky’s bodyguard Avi Navama said his employer had asked him about the best ways to commit suicide and told him he was “the poorest man in the world” after losing a $6 billion damages claim to the Chelsea football club owner in 2012.

Mar 25, 2014

Rebekah Brooks’s ex-PA denies destroying evidence for “beloved boss”

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Rebekah Brooks’s former
personal assistant denied on Tuesday that her “beloved boss” had
paid for flights for her and her family to Australia as a reward
for disposing of evidence that might incriminate the ex-News
Corp. executive over phone-hacking.

Prosecutors say Cheryl Carter, 49, removed seven boxes of
notebooks belonging to Brooks, who ran Rupert Murdoch’s British
newspaper arm News International, and destroyed them as
a phone-hacking scandal engulfed the company in July 2011.

Mar 20, 2014

Murdoch’s UK arm approved ‘industrial scale’ phone-hacking: court

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm approved phone-hacking “on an industrial scale” at its top-selling Sunday tabloid, the paper’s former royal editor told a London court on Thursday.

Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for hacking phones of senior aides to Britain’s royal family, made the allegation when asked why he had not raised the issue of bullying at the News of the World when he appealed against his dismissal following his conviction.

Mar 19, 2014

Ex-reporter says News Corp execs pressured him to be phone-hacking ‘lone wolf’

LONDON (Reuters) – The former royal editor at Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World told a London court on Wednesday that senior figures at Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm put pressure on him to take the flak for phone hacking to avoid implicating others.

Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing the voicemails of mobile phones belonging to senior aides to Britain’s royal family, said News International bosses tried to buy his silence and wanted him to be cast as a “lone wolf”.

Mar 19, 2014

News Corp executives pressured ex-reporter to take phone-hacking rap: court

LONDON (Reuters) – The former royal editor at Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World told a London court on Wednesday senior figures at News Corp.’s British newspaper arm put pressure on him to take the flak for phone-hacking to protect others.

Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing the voicemails of mobile phones belonging to senior aides to Britain’s royal family, said News International bosses had said after his arrest executives wanted him to be the “lone wolf”.

Mar 19, 2014

News Corp execs pressured ex-reporter to take phone-hacking rap-court

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – The former royal editor at
Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World told a London
court on Wednesday senior figures at News Corp.’s British
newspaper arm put pressure on him to take the flak for
phone-hacking to protect others.

Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally
accessing the voicemails of mobile phones belonging to senior
aides to Britain’s royal family, said News International
bosses had said after his arrest executives wanted him
to be the “lone wolf”.

Mar 18, 2014

UK PM Cameron’s ex-media chief saw details of hacked royal calls – court

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media chief, agreed to have the phones of royal aides monitored and saw transcripts of hacked voicemails when he was editing a Rupert Murdoch tabloid, a former reporter said on Tuesday.

Clive Goodman, the ex-royal editor of Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World tabloid, told a London court Coulson had approved a 500 pound weekly payment to a private detective who later hacked phones of staff working for Queen Elizabeth’s grandsons.