Rebekah Brooks Charged in Hacking Case

Prosecutors in the U.K. charged the former head of News Corp.’s British newspaper unit, Rebekah Brooks, with conspiring to obstruct justice, marking the first charges filed in a wide-ranging criminal investigation into wrongdoing at the U.S. media company’s British tabloids.

Ms. Brooks, who served as editor of the News of the World and the Sun tabloids before running all of News Corp.’s newspapers in the U.K., was charged by the Crown Prosecution Service with perverting the course of justice. Prosecutors also charged her husband, Charles Brooks; her former assistant; her chauffeur; and two men who provided security for Ms. Brooks.

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