UK: PM's ex-aide, others face bribery charges


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. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — Officials have charged the British prime minister's former media aide and the ex-chief of Rupert Murdoch's News International with bribery offenses.

Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday that Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks were among four people being charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.

The charges stem from the phone hacking scandal that erupted last year at Murdoch's News of the World tabloid, which both Brooks and Coulson used to edit.

The tabloid was closed down after it became clear that journalists at the Sunday paper routinely used bribery and other illegal methods to get scoops.

Associated Press
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