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Hacking trial: The verdicts

  • 4 July 2014
  • From the section UK

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months for conspiring to hack phones.

Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges against her as the long-running phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey came to and end last month.

Andy Coulson and journalist Clive Goodman are to face a retrial on a charge of buying royal telephone directories from police officers after the Old Bailey jury failed to reach a verdict on the charges

The verdicts and sentences for other defendants in the phone-hacking trial are summarised below.

Hacking trial: The people and the charges
Name Charges and verdicts
Rebekah Brooks, Ex-NI chief executive, ex-NoW editor, ex-Sun editor 1) Conspiracy to intercept voicemails with others between 3 Oct 2000 and 9 Aug 2006 Not guilty
2) Conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office between 9 Feb 2006 and 16 Oct 2008: Already found not guilty on instruction from the judge
3) Conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office between 1 Jan 2004 and 31 Jan 2012 Not guilty
4) Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice with Cheryl Carter between 6 July and 9 July 2011 Not guilty
5) Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice with Mark Hanna and Charlie Brooks between 15 July 2011 and 19 July 2011 Not guilty
Andy Coulson, ex-NoW editor and David Cameron's former head of communications 1) Conspiracy to intercept voicemails with others between 3 Oct 2000 and 9 Aug 2006 GuiltySentenced to 18 months in jail
2) Conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office with Clive Goodman between 31 Aug 2002 and 31 Jan 2003 Jury failed to reach a verdict
3) Conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office with Clive Goodman between 31 Jan 2005 and 3 June 2005 Jury failed to reach a verdict
Stuart Kuttner, Ex-NoW managing editor Conspiracy to intercept voicemails with others between 3 Oct 2000 and 9 Aug 2006 Not guilty
Clive Goodman, Former NoW royal editor 1) Conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office with Andy Coulson between 31 Aug 2002 and 31 Jan 2003. Jury failed to reach a verdict
2) Conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office with Andy Coulson between 31 Jan 2005 and 3 June 2005 Jury failed to reach a verdict
Mark Hanna, Head of security for NI Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice with Rebekah Brooks and Charlie Brooks between 15 July 2011 and 19 July 2011 Not guilty
Cheryl Carter, Rebekah Brooks's former personal assistant Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice with Rebekah Brooks between 6 July and 9 July 2011 Not guilty
Charlie Brooks, Racehorse trainer and Rebekah Brooks's husband Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice with Rebekah Brooks and Mark Hanna between 15 July 2011 and 19 July 2011 Not guilty
Who pleaded guilty?
Name Details Sentence
Greg Miskiw, former news editor Conspiracy to hack phones Six-month prison sentence
Neville Thurlbeck, former news editor and chief reporter Conspiracy to hack phones Six-month prison sentence
James Weatherup, former news editor Conspiracy to hack phones Four-month suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service
Dan Evans, reporter Conspiracy to hack phones
Glenn Mulcaire, private investigator Conspiracy to hack phones Six-month suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service
Clive Goodman, former royal editor Phone hacking in 2006

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