A journalist at News Corp.’s News of the World told Andy Coulson, the tabloid’s editor, to halt payments of 2,000 pounds ($3,200) a week to an investigator who was employed to intercept voice-mail messages for stories.
The phone of Angelina Jolie’s stunt double was hacked by a private investigator at News Corp.’s U.K. unit while she was living with the actress in Los Angeles, prosecutors said during the third week of a London trial.
Rebekah Brooks led a conspiracy involving her husband and code words to hide notebooks and computers from police following the discovery that journalists hacked the mobile phone of a missing teenager, prosecutors said.
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of News Corp.’s U.K. tabloids, oversaw a decade of phone hacking and bribery at the two newspapers during a secret professional and personal relationship, prosecutors said.
News Corp. tabloids repeatedly hacked phones and paid bribes to get stories about Britain’s royal family, including one in which Prince Harry sought help on an essay during his time at a military college, prosecutors said.
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, was at the center of phone-hacking and bribery practices that were commonplace at two company newspapers for a decade, prosecutors said on the first day of a criminal trial in London.
Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator jailed in 2007 for intercepting voice-mail messages while working for News Corp.’s defunct News of the World tabloid, sued the company, which had stopped paying his legal fees.
Glenn Mulcaire, the British private detective who hacked celebrities’ voice mails for the News of the World tabloid, was required to reveal by today for the first time the names of the News Corp. employees who directed him.
The British private eye jailed in 2007 for hacking into celebrities’ voice mails for News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid demanded 750,000 pounds ($1.2 million) from the company for information about his activities.
London police will seek to block a comedian’s lawyer from disclosing which News Corp. employees directed private detective Glenn Mulcaire to hack into celebrities’ voice mails, a person familiar with the case said.