Brooks, husband, to be charged with concealing evidence

Rebekah Brooks as Hester Prynne,
with scarlet hair instead of scarlet letter

The Guardian reports:

The Crown Prosecution Service says Rebekah Brooks will be charged with perverting the course of justice.

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is to be charged over allegations that she tried to conceal evidence from detectives investigating phone hacking and alleged bribes to public officials.

Brooks, one of the most high-profile figures in the newspaper industry, will be charged later on Tuesday with three counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in July last year at the height of the police investigation, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced.

She is accused of conspiring with others, including her husband, Charlie Brooks, the racehorse trainer and friend of the prime minister, and her personal assistant, to conceal material from detectives. [cont.]

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 15, 2012 09:06 AM | Send

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