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Trial And Error

The Phone-Hacking Scandal

By Adam Macqueen

In 2014 a jury of her peers found Rebekah Brooks not guilty of all charges in her eight-month trial, while deciding that Andy Coulson knew all about the widespread phone-hacking at the News of the World during both their editorships. But during her 13 days in the witness box, Brooks did admit that several specific actions she had taken both as Sun editor and chief executive of News International had been aimed at preventing the full extent of the phone-hacking conspiracy at the News of the World from becoming public.





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