Cameron’s Former Communications Chief Found Guilty in Phone Hacking

London, June 25 (QNA) – UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s former communications chief Andy Coulson is facing jail after being found guilty of conspiring to hack phones while he was editor of the News of the World.

His predecessor Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial.

Coulson went on to become director of communications for the prime minister, who has apologised and said hiring him was “the wrong decision”.

Royals, celebrities and victims of crime were among those whose phones were hacked by the News of the World.

Police said thousands of people’s phones were targeted, according to the (BBC).

Coulson, who faces a maximum of two years in prison for hacking, and former News International chief executive Brooks were among seven defendants on trial at the Old Bailey.

Speaking after the verdicts were delivered, Cameron said he took “full responsibility” for employing Coulson and was “extremely sorry”. (QNA)

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