Brooks Charged With Bribery

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International, leaves the Old Bailey accused of conspiracy to access private voicemails on September 26, 2012 in London, England. Several former members of staff at the defunct News of the World newspaper are appearing to face charges connected with phone hacking; the illegal activity which led to the closure of the paper.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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    Well, it isn’t as bad as phone-hacking. Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson were charged with bribery. Coulson, former press chief for David Cameron, allegedly paid for the Green Book, a directory of royal-family phone numbers. Brooks allegedly made about $159,000 in payments for stories from 2004 to 2011. Five people in total were charged. The bribery claims, though uncovered in the Sun newspaper hacking investigation, probably won’t overlap with the phone-hacking trial set for September 2013. So they have that going for them.

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