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-- for the first criminal charges being filed in Britain's phone hacking scandal against the former chief executive of news international.
Is international owned by News Corp.
the parent company of fox news' Amy Kellogg joins us with the latest in this story from London morning -- Hi Martha well Rebecca Brookes her husband Charlie Brooks and four other people who.
Have worked at some point for news international.
Were charged today with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Now as you mentioned they were the first people to -- Iraq to be actually charged in this wave of arrests that started last summer.
When the phone hacking scandal took.
Took on new momentum after it was revealed that the now defunct news of the world had hacked into the cell phone of -- missing and ultimately murdered school girl.
Now Charlie Brooks and Rebecca Brooks in the four others who were charge this morning.
Heard the charges read out at four separate police stations Brooks had been the editor of the news of the world.
And then the ultimately the chief executive of news international which is Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper empire.
Until she stepped down in July she's also a friend of British prime minister David Cameron.
And part of her testimony before that judge let lettuce an inquiry last week.
Was about the frequency and informality of text messages sent between the two she's been charged with three separate counts of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Those charges involve allegations that Brooks tried to conceal material from officers of the metropolitan police.
Including documents computers and other electronic equipment and that she conspired to remove.
Seven boxes of material from the archives -- news international.
Brooks was arrested for these offenses back in March but last July she was also connect arrested in connection.
With phone hacking and payments to police and arrest for which she is still on bail.
And has not at this time and it has not at this time been charged she her husband Charlie Brooks said this morning quote we deplore -- this week and unjust decision.
And after that further unprecedented posturing of that CPS which is the Crown Prosecution Service will respond later today after our return from the police station.
No further comment yet Martha but it looks like the road ahead here.
May be a -- one they do you have a court date set up for June 13 and that is really just a formality to hear more about the charges in the procedure.
The crowd prosecutes.
Crown Crown Prosecution Service won't speculate about when a trial might start and all sorts of legal experts are saying that it probably wouldn't happen for six months.
As late as.
2014 so this is going to be quite a long road for those who have been charged today -- that's latest from London and changing any time.
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