Ex-Cameron aide Coulson faces retrial after phone-hacking case
Published on Jun 30, 2014 9:41 PM
LONDON (AFP) - Andy Coulson, a former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, will face a retrial on some of the charges in his phone-hacking trial, prosecutors said on Monday.
Coulson, a former editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World tabloid, will be tried again on charges of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by paying a police officer for royal telephone directories.
Jurors at London's Old Bailey court last week convicted him of one charge of illegally accessing voicemails but failed to reach a verdict on the other charges.
Coulson, 46, has yet to be sentenced but the maximum penalty for phone hacking is two years in prison.
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