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  • Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey court to be sentenced,  in London,  Friday, July 4, 2014. Coulson, 46, has been found guilty of being involved in the conspiracy to hack into the phone voicemails of many celebrities, royals, politicians and ordinary members of the public, at the now-closed British Sunday tabloid newspaper. Coulson has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. (AP Photo/PA, Stefan Rousseau) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

    Ex-editor Andy Coulson gets 18 months for hacking

    Andy Coulson went from the editor's office at Britain's best-selling newspaper to the corridors of 10 Downing St. as Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief. On Friday, he went to prison for conspiring to hack phones.

  • ** FILE ** Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor and aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, arrives at the Central Criminal Court in London where he will appear to face charges related to phone hacking, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Ex-U.K. tabloid editor Andy Coulson convicted of phone hacking

    Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire.

  • UK prosecutor: Tabloid was in 'rotten' state

    The lead prosecutor at Britain's phone-hacking trial says there was "a rotten state of affairs" at the top of the News of the World - and jurors will have to decide who knew about it.

  • Andy Coulson, former former editor of the now closed News of the World newspaper arrives at the Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey, in London where she appears to face charges related to phone hacking Tuesday, April, 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.

  • Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal.

  • Reporter: Editor Coulson set up hacking payments

    A former News of the World reporter who was convicted of phone hacking told a British court Wednesday that the tabloid's editor, Andy Coulson, authorized payments for the illegal eavesdropping.

  • Former tabloid journalist Dan Evans leaves The Old Bailey law court in London, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Evans told Britain's phone hacking trial on Monday that he intercepted voicemails with the knowledge of senior staff _ not just at the now-defunct News of the World, whose employees are standing trial, but at the rival Sunday Mirror. Dan Evans has pleaded guilty to phone hacking while working at both newspapers between 2003 and 2010. He gave evidence as a prosecution witness at the trial of former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson and five others. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Tabloid reporter says Coulson knew about hacking

    A tabloid reporter who has pleaded guilty to phone hacking said Tuesday that he played the News of the World's editor a hacked voicemail left for actor Daniel Craig by actress Sienna Miller, with whom he was having an affair.

  • British actor Jude Law arrives at The Old Bailey law court in to give evidence at the phone hacking trial in London, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Former News of the World national newspaper editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are along with several others on trial for charges relating to the hacking of phones and bribing officials while they were employed at the now closed tabloid paper.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Journalist admits phone hacking for Sunday Mirror

    A former tabloid journalist told Britain's phone hacking trial on Monday that he intercepted voicemails with the knowledge of senior executives - not just at the now-defunct News of the World, whose employees are standing trial, but at the rival Sunday Mirror.

  • ** FILE ** Rebekah Brooks arrives at The Old Bailey law court in London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Former News of the World national newspaper editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are due to go on trial Monday, along with several others, on charges of hacking phones and bribing officials while at the now closed tabloid paper. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    U.K. phone-hacking trial opens for top Murdoch aides

    The trial of two former top editors of Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World began Monday with the selection of a jury to hear the complex and high-profile case sparked by a tabloid phone-hacking scandal that has shaken Murdoch's media empire and tarnished the image of British journalism.

  • **FILE** Andy Coulson, former chief communications adviser for British Prime Minister David Cameron and former editor of the News of the World, is seen here in London on Aug. 16, 2012, after appearing in Westminster Magistrates Court on phone hacking charges. (Associated Press)

    2 ex-confidants of British PM face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information — the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

  • 2 ex-David Cameron confidants face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information _ the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

  • 2 ex-confidants of British PM face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information _ the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

  • **FILE** Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of News Corp.'s British operations, leaves the Old Bailey court in London on Sept. 26, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Trial date set for ex-News Corp. journalists in U.K. phone-hacking case

    Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of News Corp.'s British newspapers, and Andy Coulson, the ex-communications chief for Prime Minister David Cameron, will face trial next September over allegations linked to phone hacking.

  • ** FILE ** This Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, file photo, shows News Corp.'s headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Phone hack charges may add to fallout for British PM

    Britain's phone hacking scandal entered a new and expanded criminal phase Tuesday, with charges brought against two former members of Prime Minister David Cameron's inner circle over a campaign of illegal espionage that has rocked the country's establishment.

  • UK: PM's ex-aide charged in hacking scandal

    British authorities on Tuesday charged an ex-aide to the prime minister, a former protege of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and six others in the ever-widening phone hacking scandal, accusing them of key roles in a campaign of illegal espionage that victimized hundreds of people including top celebrities Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

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  • Coulson told jurors at London’s Central Criminal Court Monday April 14, 2014 that the on-off affair, which began in 1998, "was wrong and it shouldn't have happened."

  • Coulson said his affair with fellow executive Rebekah Brooks was wrong, but didn't lead him to break editorial standards.

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