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News Corp. Paper Made 6,813 Phone-Hacking Calls in 2 Years

News Corp. journalists and a private investigator employed by the company’s News of the World tabloid made 6,813 calls targeting 282 voice mails during 2005 and 2006, according to billing data analyzed by police.

More than 4,700 of the calls were made from the newspaper’s own phones by journalists, Detective Constable Richard Fitzgerald said at the London phone-hacking trial today. Convicted private eye Glenn Mulcaire attempted to hack 87 voice mails a total of 1,450 times in the same period, he said.