Former News of the World editor and News International chief Rebekah Brooks was formally charged Thursday with conspiring to hack into phones. Brooks is charged with three counts for her involvement in several incidents of phone hacking that took place over a six-year period. The most damning allegations link Brooks to the hacking of murdered teen Milly Dowler’s voicemail in the days after she disappeared in 2002. The formal charges are the latest of Brooks’ woes. She’s already been charged with obstructing the investigation into her role in the scandal plaguing Rupert Murdoch’s empire. Six other News of the World journalists have also been charged.
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