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Rebekah Brooks Found Not Guilty of Hacking, Bribery Charges

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp.’s U.K. publishing unit, was found not guilty of phone hacking, bribery and perverting the course of justice by a London jury after an eight-month trial.

Andy Coulson, a former editor of News Corp.’s News of the World who went on to become a media adviser to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, was found guilty of one count of phone hacking. Brooks’s husband Charlie and her former personal assistant, Cheryl Carter, were also cleared of charges they destroyed evidence at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011.