Two More News Corp Editors Charged With Phone Hacking

Weeks after a guilty verdict for former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, two more senior editors have been charged with phone hacking at the shuttered British tabloid.

Reuters reports that prosecutors charged ex-News deputy editor Neil Wallis and ex-features editor Jules Stenson with conspiracy to intercept the voicemails "of well-known figures or people close to them," charges in line with those that have been leveled against editors in the past.

Said Gregor McGill, an attorney with the Crown Prosecution Service:

The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan police to charge Jules Stenson, former features editor of the News of the World and to summons Neil Wallis, former deputy editor of the News of the World with an offence of conspiracy to intercept communications in the course of their transmission, commonly known as 'phone hacking.'

The CPS announced last month that six other News journalists who were arrested last year will not face charges, due to insufficient evidence against them. Wallis and Stenson will appear in court August 21.

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