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Brooks and Coulson to enter plea in court after delay

  • By Maja Micudova and 1 other
  • Laast Update: 2 years ago
  • London, England, United Kingdom

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Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and ex-Downing Street communication chief Andy appear in court to enter their plea on charges of making corrupt payments to public officials. The two were expected to enter their plea on March 8 but the hearing was adjourned.

The charges followed Operation Elveden, a part of the UK's phone-hacking investigation examining bribery of public figures. 

The plea hearing will also include journalists Clive Goodman and John Kay, and Ministry of Defense employee Bettina Jordan-Barber, who is also involved in the scandal, which erupted in July 2011. 

Each defendant faces at least one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office between January 1, 2004 and January 31, 2012 to obtain information for The Sun and News of the World tabloids.

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