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Criminal trial begins in News Corp. phone hacking scandal

News Corp. U.K. CEO Rebekah Brooks and seven others face allegations of wiretapping, bribes and hiding evidence

Consider it the private sector version of the NSA scandal. In May 2012, News Corp.’s U.K. CEO Rebekah Brooks and others close to her were charged with intercepting voicemails for stories in the News of the World tabloid, then hiding evidence and paying bribes when an investigation came to light.

Now, it’s the News of the World’s time to become the news rather than its reporters. The jury has been selected, and the trial is set to begin on Oct. 30 with opening arguments.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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