Wednesday, June 25, 2014
(London) -- A former British newspaper editor now stands convicted of conspiring to hack phones. A jury found Andy Coulson guilty today of conspiring to hack the phone of a then-missing teenager, raising false hopes that she was still alive. The resulting public and political outrage prompted the closure of the "News Of The World" newspaper. Rebekah Brooks, another one of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper chiefs, was cleared of all charges today in the same trial.