Rebekah Brooks charged in hacking scandal

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FILE This Wednesday, June 13, 2012 file photo shows Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, leaving Westminster Magistrates' Courts after she was granted bail on charges of attempting to cover up tabloid phone-hacking, London. British authorities on Tuesday July 24, 2012 charged an ex-aide to the British prime minister, a former protege of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and six others in the ever-widening phone hacking scandal, accusing them of key roles in a lengthy campaign of illegal espionage that victimized hundreds including top celebrities Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The Crown Prosecution Service's Alison Levitt told journalists that Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, both former editors of Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World tabloid, are among those being charged with conspiring to intercept the communications of more than 600 people between Oct. 3, 2000, and Aug. 9, 2006(AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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Prosecutors said on July 24 that Andy Coulson, Cameron's communications director for four years until 2011, and Rebekah Brooks, who oversaw Murdoch's News International, would face charges of conspiracy to intercept communications.

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