(AFP) – Jul 24, 2012
LONDON — Prosecutors are to announce Tuesday whether they will bring additional phone-hacking charges stemming from the scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.
The Crown Prosecution Service said it would make public its charging decisions relating to files received from Scotland Yard as part of its Operation Weeting phone-hacking probe.
Murdoch closed the weekly News of the World tabloid in July 2011 amid public outrage after it emerged it had hacked the phone of a murdered British schoolgirl.
The paper also illegally intercepted the voicemails of hundreds of royals, celebrities and politicians.
British police have so far arrested 24 people under Operation Weeting and 41 under Operation Elveden, a related probe into corrupt payments to public officials.
A further seven have been arrested under Operation Tuleta, which is investigating alleged computer hacking and privacy infringement.
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was one of six people charged on May 15 with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by hiding evidence relating to the hacking scandal.
She has denied any wrongdoing.
Brooks is also on police bail on separate phone-hacking charges.
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