You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Brooks, Coulson face new charges

Former News Corp. execs accused of making illegal payments

LONDON — Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former U.K. editors are to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials.

Rebekah Brooks, promoted to CEO of News International after editing British tabloids the Sun and the News of the World, and Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who became Prime Minister David Cameron’s chief spin doctor, are among several journalists who will be charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in public office.

Brooks, who like Coulson is due to be tried next September over multiple phone-hacking allegations, faces one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office between Jan. 1, 2004 and Jan. 31, 2012.

Coulson is to be charged with two conspiracies relating to the request and authorization of alleged payments to U.K. public officials in exchange for information, including one relating to a royal phone directory known as the “Green Book.”

The directory is said to contain contact details for the British Royal Family and members of their household.

In a statement, Coulson said he was “extremely disappointed” by the decision by Blighty’s Crown Prosecution Service to press charges.

More TV

  • Bill CosbyCriminal charges against Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby Retrial: No Verdict Reached, Jury to Reconvene Thursday

    LONDON — Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former U.K. editors are to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials. Rebekah Brooks, promoted to CEO of News International after editing British tabloids the Sun and the News of the World, and Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who became Prime […]

  • Fox World Cup Broadcast Team Talks

    Fox World Cup Broadcast Team Looks to Put American Stamp on International Affair

    LONDON — Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former U.K. editors are to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials. Rebekah Brooks, promoted to CEO of News International after editing British tabloids the Sun and the News of the World, and Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who became Prime […]

  • Dear White People Netflix

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases 'Dear White People' Season 2 Trailer (Watch)

    LONDON — Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former U.K. editors are to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials. Rebekah Brooks, promoted to CEO of News International after editing British tabloids the Sun and the News of the World, and Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who became Prime […]

  • Here and Now Review

    'Here and Now' Canceled by HBO

    LONDON — Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former U.K. editors are to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials. Rebekah Brooks, promoted to CEO of News International after editing British tabloids the Sun and the News of the World, and Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who became Prime […]

  • 'Queer Eye,' 'Jersey Shore' Creators Reveal

    'Queer Eye,' 'Jersey Shore' Creators Reveal How Unscripted Franchises Were Revived

    LONDON — Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former U.K. editors are to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials. Rebekah Brooks, promoted to CEO of News International after editing British tabloids the Sun and the News of the World, and Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who became Prime […]

  • Forest Whitaker at the Photocall For

    Forest Whitaker to Star in Epix Drama Series 'Godfather of Harlem'

    LONDON — Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former U.K. editors are to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials. Rebekah Brooks, promoted to CEO of News International after editing British tabloids the Sun and the News of the World, and Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who became Prime […]

  • Gavel Court Placeholder

    Sharp Entertainment Sets $226,000 Settlement With New York State Over Overtime Pay

    LONDON — Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former U.K. editors are to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials. Rebekah Brooks, promoted to CEO of News International after editing British tabloids the Sun and the News of the World, and Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who became Prime […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content