Rebekah Brooks Cleared in U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial

By: Kim Hjelmgaard | USA TODAY

Former British tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks has been cleared in a London court of all charges related to a phone-hacking trial that raised serious questions about the news-gathering conduct of journalists working for the media empire of Rupert Murdoch.

But Andy Coulson, her former colleague and an ex-tabloid editor himself, has been found guilty of one charge of conspiring to hack phones. Coulson was previously British Prime Minister David Cameron’s communications chief.

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