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Phone hacking charges may add to fallout for British PM

07-25-2012 05:21 BJT

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Britain’s phone hacking scandal has entered a new and expanded criminal phase, with charges brought against two former members of Prime Minister David Cameron’s inner circle.

The Crown Prosecution Service announced Tuesday that Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, both former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s ’News of the World’ tabloid, were among 8 people being charged with conspiring to intercept the communications of at least 600 people between 2000 and 2006.

Coulson and Brooks, who had previously been charged in related cases, have both denied any wrongdoing and vowed to fight the charges. Cameron hired Coulson as his chief communications adviser and once counted Brooks and her husband in his circle of friends.

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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