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Ex-News Corp. Exec Rebekah Brooks Arrested

By Alex Seitz-Wald on July 17, 2011 at 10:35 am

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This morning, British police arrested Rebekah Brooks, the executive at the center of the News Corp. hacking scandal, just days after she resigned in disgrace as CEO of the company’s News International group. Former editor Andy Coulson has already been arrested. Meanwhile, the U.K. Telegraph reports that the News of the World tabloid, which Brooks edited during much of the alleged hacking, hacked into the voicemail of actor Jude Law while he was in the U.S., which could open News Corp. to further American prosecution.

Update

The head of Scotland Yard, Sir Paul Stephenson, the UK’s top police official, resigned today amid growing allegations of inappropriate relationships between police officials and News International employees, as well as ongoing questions about the ineffectiveness of previous investigations into phone hacking.   

Update

The Guardian is reporting that Rebekah Brooks has been bailed, following 12 hours of questioning by the Metropolitan Police Service.

 

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