Here Are The Verdicts So Far In The Phone Hacking Trial

This is what’s happened today in the most important criminal trial of modern media history. Andy Coulson, former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World and aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was found guilty of conspiracy. Rebekah Brooks, close friend of Murdoch, has escaped conviction.

1. Rebekah Brooks

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Count 1 – Conspiracy to Intercept Communications: not guilty.
Count 4 – Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in a Public Office: not guilty.
Count 5 – Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in a Public Office: not guilty.
Count 6 – Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice: not guilty.
Count 7 – Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice: not guilty.

2. Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World

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Count 1 – Conspiracy to InterceptCommunications: guilty.
Count 2 – Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in a Public Office: jury still deliberating.
Count 3 – Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in a Public Office: jury still deliberating.

3. Charlie Brooks, husband of Rebekah Brooks

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Count 7 – Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice: not guilty.

4. Clive Goodman, former royal editor of News of the World who was convicted of intercepting phone messages in 2007

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Count 2 – Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in a Public Office: jury still deliberating.
Count 3 – Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in a Public Office: jury still deliberating.

5. Former News of the World Managing Editor Stuart Kuttner

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Count 1 – Conspiracy to Intercept Communications: not guilty.

6. Cheryl Carter, former assistant to Rebekah Brooks

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Count 6 – Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice: not guilty.

7. Mark Hanna, former head of security at News International

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Count 7 – Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice: not guilty.

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