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Brooks re-arrested in UK hacking scandal

Police in the UK have arrested former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks for a second time over the phone hacking scandal.

In defence of Rebekah Brooks a British lawyer cripples the prosecution case

Jun 26, 2014    

LONDON (Reuters) - Just weeks before her trial on phone-hacking charges was due to start, Rebekah Brooks got some crushing news the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm learnt that her main defence lawyer could no longer represent her.Brooks need not have worried about losing John Kelsey-Fry, who dropped out as he himself might be called as a witness in the case, even though he is one of Britain's best trial lawyers.In his place came Jonathan Laidlaw who in eight months dismantled the prosecution case that Brooks had orchestrated a campaign to hack into phones and bribe offici...

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