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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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