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HACKING Ex-Detective Sentenced to 15 Months Casburn leaving court on Jan. 7. (Oli Scarff/Getty)

Ex-Detective Sentenced to 15 Months

Former Scotland Yard counterterrorism officer April Casburn was sentenced to 15 months in jail Friday for allegedly trying to sell hacking information to the now defunct tabloid News of the World. Casburn called News of the World after the investigation into hacking had been reopened in 2010. She denies asking for cash, although evidence presented by News Corp. in the trial suggested otherwise. Casburn, at the time the senior female investigator in Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism command, said at the trial that she was angry her superiors had diverted finances from the mission.

February 1, 2013 7:19 AM