Former Conservative Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell, who was forced to resign his U.K. cabinet position after police said he called them “plebs” and swore at them, spoke of the toll the allegations took on his life.
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive officer of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, will face charges she intercepted voicemails, paid bribes and hid evidence at a London trial that may last as long as six months.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron escalated a dispute between members of his government and the police by calling on officers at the center of a dispute with former Conservative Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell to apologize.
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive officer of News Corp.’s British unit, will learn today whether she’ll be charged with trying to cover up the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World tabloid.
The future of the U.K. Serious Fraud Office , which prosecutes Ponzi schemes and corruption, has created a rift among government leaders with some officials giving late support to its bid to remain as a stand-alone agency, according to two people familiar with the talks.
News Corp. and the former private investigator who hacked phones for the News of the World tabloid were sued in Britain by a criminal-defense lawyer who newspapers said in 2007 had an affair with the country’s chief prosecutor.