Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of Rupert Murdock’s News of the World, and later promoted to chief executive of Murdock’s News International, will face charges she tried to conceal evidence from detectives investigating the phone hacking scandal that has rocked the Murdock empire to its foundation.
Brooks is among six individuals, including her husband Charlie Brooks, the racehorse trainer and friend of the British Prime Minister, charged over allegations she tried to conceal evidence from detectives investigating phone hacking and alleged bribes to public officials.
Alison Levitt, a principal legal adviser involved in the case said:
“I have concluded that a prosecution is required in the public interest in relation to each of the other six. In “the interests of transparency and accountability to explain the decisions reached in respect of allegations that Rebekah Brooks conspired with her husband, Charles Brooks, and others to pervert the course of justice.”
Rebekah Brooks is charged with attempting to remove seven boxes of material from the archive of News International. She is also charged, along with her husband and three others, of conspiring to conceal documents, computers and other electronic equipment from officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.
Source: UK Guardian