Rebekah Brooks to Be Charged in Phone Hacking Case
UPDATE: Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks has been formally charged as part of the phone hacking investigation taking place in Britain.
(LONDON) -- Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the now-defunct News of the World, will be charged with perverting the course of justice, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
Her husband, along with four others, will also be charged.
The charges stem from the police investigation into the phone hacking scandal that forced the closure of the tabloid. All six are accused of concealing documents, computers and other relevant materials from police.
Before the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced the charges, Brooks and her husband released a statement, saying: "We have this morning been informed by the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions that we are to be charged with perverting the course of justice. We deplore this weak and unjust decision."
The couple added, "After the further unprecedented posturing of the CPS we will respond later today after our return from the police station."
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