Andy Coulson, a former editor of News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-press chief, asked an appeals court to make the company pay his legal fees in a criminal phone-hacking case.
Andy Coulson, the former press chief to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, won an appeal forcing News Corp. to pay his legal fees in phone-hacking and bribery cases linked to his editorship at the News of the World tabloid.
Andy Coulson, a past editor of News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid in Britain and former press chief to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, was arrested and charged with perjury, Scottish police said.
The arrest of Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s head of communications until January, risks tainting the prime minister’s government, already facing mounting opposition over the deepest budget cuts since World War II.
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive officer of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, and Andy Coulson, who edited the company’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid, were charged in a bribery probe, police in London said.
David Cameron ’s press chief, Andy Coulson , quit over alleged phone tapping when he edited Rupert Murdoch ’s News of the World newspaper, prompting opposition Labour Party attacks on the U.K. prime minister’s judgment.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party called on Prime Minister David Cameron to say whether he knew that Andy Coulson continued to receive payments from News Corp. while he was working as his head of communications.