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Journalists To Be Charged In Payments Probe
Four current or former journalists will be charged following an investigation into alleged payments to police or public officials.
They include Graham Dudman, the managing editor of The Sun, who allegedly requested or authorised payments of thousands of pounds.
He is to be charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, one of which is linked to a payment in return for information about the health of a patient at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.
He also allegedly approved a payment request from John Troup, a former journalist at the newspaper, for details about the death of a prison inmate.
Troup faces one court of conspiring with Dudman to commit misconduct in public office.
Meanwhile, Greig Box Turnbull, a former Daily Mirror journalist, will be charged with two counts of the same offence.
Vince Soodin, a reporter at The Sun, is to be charged with conspiring with a police officer to commit misconduct in public office.