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2 more editors from Murdoch British tabloid charged over phone-hacking

Published on Jul 30, 2014 6:21 PM
 
Copies of the final edition of the News of the World roll are seen at the News International print works in Waltham Cross, southern England on July 9, 2011. Two more senior journalists from Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World have been charged with phone-hacking, prosecutors said on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, weeks after the paper's former editor was jailed for the crime. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Two more senior journalists from Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World have been charged with phone-hacking, prosecutors said on Wednesday, weeks after the paper's former editor was jailed for the crime.

Neil Wallis, the paper's former deputy editor, and former features editor Jules Stenson, have been charged with conspiracy to intercept voice mails on mobile phones of well-known figures or people close to them, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

The charges come after Andy Coulson, who edited the paper from 2003 until 2007 before later working as Prime Minister David Cameron's media chief, was jailed for 18 months for encouraging staff to hack phones in a bid to get exclusive stories.

His trial, one of the most expensive of its kind in British legal history, heard that thousands of victims from celebrities to politicians and victims of crime were targeted by the paper.

 
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