UK prosecutors mulling charges over News Corp. phone hacking

British prosecutors are reportedly considering charges against media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. over a 2011 phone hacking scandal at a subsidiary tabloid of the corporation’s UK division.

The news comes amid reports that the former editor of the now-defunct News of the World tabloid and Murdoch’s chief executive officer, Rebekah Brooks, is set to return to the company.

London’s Metropolitan Police said Saturday it had submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service last month. Prosecutors confirmed they had “received a full file of evidence for consideration of corporate liability charges” relating to phone hacking, AP reported.

A decision about whether to prosecute the corporation rests with Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders.

This is while British media reports say Brooks (pictured below), who quit News Corp. when the hacking scandal broke four years ago, would return to head Murdoch’s British newspaper division, which includes the Times, Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers.


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