UK Journalist, Police Officer Face Charges Over Alleged Illegal Payments

By: Laura Smith-Spark and Claudia Rebaza | CNN

London (CNN) — A journalist at Britain’s best-selling tabloid newspaper, The Sun, and a former London police officer will face criminal charges over alleged illegal payments for sensitive information, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Virginia Wheeler, defense editor at The Sun, and Paul Flattley are accused of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

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