Top journalists convicted, cleared in UK phone-hacking trial

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News editor and former confidante of Ruper Murdoch, Rebeka Brooks was cleared of all charges in a phone-hacking trial that stirred controversy in Britain. But former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking in a decision handed down by a jury on Tuesday, June 24. Coulson, who had resigned from the News of the World when the hacking scandal first came to light, was hired by British Prime Minister David Cameron to be his media chief. Cameron swiftly gave a full apology for hiring Coulson. The trial also revealed that Brooks and Coulson had an on-off extra-marital affair for several years while working at the paper.

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