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Phone Hacking: Brooks Charge Decision Due
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and six others are due to find out if they are to be charged with perverting the course of justice during the phone-hacking scandal.
The group - understood to include Mrs Brooks' racehorse trainer husband Charlie - will learn the outcome of a police investigation after answering bail.
Cheryl Carter, Mrs Brooks' former PA, and News International's (NI) head of security, Mark Hanna, are also expected to be included in an announcement by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
Mrs Brooks resigned as chief executive of NI in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, although she maintains she was unaware of the practice during her time at the News Of The World.
The 43-year-old became the tabloid's editor in 2000, then moved to take the helm of The Sun in 2003.
She was appointed chief executive of NI in 2009 before resigning in July 2011.
The decision from prosecutors comes just days after Mrs Brooks gave almost an entire day's evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into media standards.
what do you think?
They won't be charged purely because they know where the bodies are buried. Wait and see.
Oh yes they will
I think that it is time that the police investigated real crime, not this nonsense, what real crimes are we being deprived of while this circus goes round and round?
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....ITS ALL POLITICAL B.S.
People who think like this lot and think they are above the law and can get away with it deserve all that is coming. I hope that this will send shock waves through the establishment in this country and bring about the change we all need - honesty and justice.
I'm with you in your comment - however unlikely it is to happen. Now, kneel beside me, close your eyes and put your hands together - because we are going to need The Almighty's help to achieve such an aim!
Paul Anthony Croft
NAH! Insufficient evidence, or I eat my hat!
I very much doubt if Brooks and her cronies will be charged with anything, they are very powerful people they must know just about everything that any Gov. would want to be kept secret.Cameron and Milliband know that to provoke such people would be the finish of them both.Blind justice is only for little people who cannot bring down governments.
I agree they have wealthy and powerful "Friends" and in theory this could get them off, but we are living in more savvy times now, the Public has heard as much of the evidence as the Police have! the days when we doffed our caps to our "betters" and they got away with murder are, thankfully, long gone, and dont forget several MP's were sent to Prison re the expenses, and Jeffrey Archer was sent down for the same thing they were arrested for, so it is by no means a given that they will walk away, yes, they may know where the bodies are buried, but if they tried to talk they would probably "have a little accident".. if they are not charged then the Public will look at Cameron as the main instigator of a cover up, not a good look for a Prime Minister, again I could be completely wrong! lets hope not..
9.55 am - Rebeccah Brooks and Charlie Brooks to be charged with Perverting Course of Justice!!!! what do you know, maybe there are bodies they dont know about...
When Brookes released the text messages into the Leaveson inquirey domain that essentially dropped Jeremy Hunt in the political mire, it was a very clear message to the rest of the 'Establishment' including Cameron to 'Back Off Or Else'! Get the Message?
WE wouldnt have any alternative to the BBC if Rupert Murdock hadnt started Sky! and now hundreds of other Alternative Channels. In Britain everybody is envious of SUCCESS- WHY! Make lots of Enemies with Success and in the Media-Who Tells the Truth? and what are the consequences to OUR DEmocracy?- Deeply Concerned 70 Year OLD
Sky is rubbish Ray, just like the Sun.