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Rebekah Brooks Arrested in Hacking Scandal

Latest casualty in spreading scandal
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2011 7:31 AM CDT
Rebekah Brooks Arrested in Hacking Scandal
A file picture taken on July 10, 2011, shows Rebekah Brooks, former Chief Executive of News International.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Disgraced former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, reports Sky News, the latest casualty in the burgeoning phone hacking scandal that brought down News of the World. Brooks, 43, went by appointment to a London police station, where she is being held on charges of corruption and conspiring to intercept communications. The former NotW editor confirms that she's "assisting the police with their inquiries," reports the AP. She's the 10th person charged. Brooks resigned her job Friday; she's due to speak to Parliament on Tuesday. (Read more Rebekah Brooks stories.)

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