Jul 242012
 July 24, 2012  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Henry Chu reports:

Prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against eight people in connection with Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, including a onetime confidant of media baron Rupert Murdoch and a former senior aide to Prime Minister David Cameron.

The eight suspects are accused of illegally tapping into the cellphones of celebrities, politicians and others in the public spotlight, including a teenage kidnap victim who was later found slain. All worked at one time for the News of the World, a tabloid that was notorious for its ruthless pursuit of sensational stories before Murdoch shut it down last year as a result of the hacking scandal.

Read more on The Los Angeles Times.  Coverage in The Guardian includes the charges.

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