Eight to Be Charged With Phone-Hacking Offenses

British prosecutors plan to charge a private investigator and seven former journalists at News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid — including Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two of the now-closed paper’s former editors — with phone-hacking related offenses.

Alison Levitt, principal legal adviser to the U.K. Director of Public Prosecutions, announced the charges Tuesday morning and said police would issue them formally to the suspects Tuesday afternoon. In total, the eight individuals face 19 charges of conspiracy to intercept communications related to incidents that range from October 2000 to August 2006, Ms. Levitt said.

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