British Prime Minister David Cameron`s former communications chief Andy Coulson who has been convicted in a high-profile phone hacking case at Rupert Murdoch`s now defunct tabloid `News of the World`, was today charged with three counts of perjury by a Scottish court.
British Prime Minister David Cameron`s former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in industrial scale phone-hacking by journalists at the Rupert Murdoch tabloid he edited.
More than a year after asking for and receiving emails from News Corp`s U.S. operation related to allegations of phone hacking and bribery, the FBI is still investigating whether British-based representatives of the media company may have broken U.S. law, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
News Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch visited the headquarters of his British newspaper division in London today after his protege Rebekah Brooks was cleared of phone hacking in a high-profile trial.
Former Rupert Murdoch confidante Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges while former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of plotting to hack phones in a dramatic end to Britain`s marathon media trial on Tuesday.
The jury in the seven-month trial of two ex-Rupert Murdoch editors, one the media mogul`s head of British newspapers and the other a close aide to the prime minister, is expected to retire to consider its verdict this week.
Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch`s former British newspaper boss, told a London court on Thursday she had sanctioned payments to public officials but denied authorising illegal sums for which she is on trial.
Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch`s British newspapers, who is on trial for phone-hacking and other charges, was acquitted on Thursday of one charge of authorising an illegal payment for a picture of Prince William in a bikini.
Rupert Murdoch, who was one of the closest pals of former UK prime minister Tony Blair, is supposedly furious with the politician after recent reports claimed that the News Corp tycoon`s former wife Wendi Deng had written a love note to "ex-lover" Blair.
A journalist told Britain`s phone hacking trial that Rupert Murdoch`s News of the World tabloid routinely eavesdropped on celebrities` voicemail messages and editor Andy Coulson "knew exactly what was going on".
The phones of Prince William`s wife Kate Middleton and Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth`s grandson, were hacked by staff working for Rupert Murdoch`s defunct News of the World tabloid, it was revealed in a London court on Thursday.