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Rebekah Brooks Arrested Again

Brooks' husband also arrested in News International scandal
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2012 7:34 AM CDT
Brooks, 5 Others Arrested in Phone Hacking Inquiry
In this Sunday, July 10, 2011 file photo, former Chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks leaves a hotel in central London.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

(Newser) – A big arrest in the News International phone hacking scandal: Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's organization, was arrested early this morning. Five men were also detained as part of Operation Weeting, including Brooks' husband Charlie, the BBC reports, and searches are being conducted at related addresses. The six are suspected of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, police say. Forty-four people have now been arrested in connection with Operation Weeting and two other linked investigations.

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Brooks, also a former editor of News of the World and the Sun, was arrested at home with her husband. She has been arrested once before in the phone hacking probe, last July, but was released on bail; she has also been arrested in relation to the connected corruption investigation. The others have never been arrested before; they include: a 39-year-old from Hampshire, a 46-year-old from west London, a 38-year-old from Hertfordshire, and a 48-year-old from east London. (Read more phone hacking scandal stories.)

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