British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

By and RAVI SOMAIYAPublished: July 17, 2011


LONDON — The British police on Sunday arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s media operations in Britain, according to a former associate at News International, the newspaper group at the heart of a phone-hacking scandal convulsing the Murdoch empire, the British political elite and the police.

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Rebekah Brooks, the former Chief Executive of News International,on July 1, 2011, at Wimbledon

The development was the latest twist in a series of events that has transformed Mr. Murdoch from a virtually untouchable force in the British media landscape to a mogul fighting for the survival of his power and influence.

The New York Times

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