The Charges

INDICTMENT

REGINA V Ian Edmondson, Rebekah Brooks, Andrew Coulson, Stuart Kuttner, Clive Goodman, Cheryl Carter, Charles Brooks and Mark Hanna

Count 1

Conspiracy to intercept communications in the course of their transmission without lawful authority, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal law Act 1977.

IAN EDMONDSON, REBEKAH BROOKS, ANDREW COULSON and STUART KUTTNER between 3 October 2000 and 9 August 2006 conspired together, and with Glenn Mulcaire, Clive Goodman, Greg Miskiw, Neville Thurlbeck, James Weatherup and persons unknown, to intercept, without lawful authority, communications in the course of their transmission by means of a public telecommunications system, namely mobile phone voicemail messages.

Count 2

Conspiracy to commit Misconduct in Public Office, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977

CLIVE GOODMAN and ANDREW COULSON, between the 31st August 2002 and the 31st January 2003, conspired together and with persons unknown to commit misconduct in public office.

Count 3

Conspiracy to commit Misconduct in Public Office, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

CLIVE GOODMAN and ANDREW COULSON, between 31 January 2005 and 3 June 2005, conspired together and with persons unknown to commit misconduct in public office.

Count 4

Conspiracy to commit Misconduct in Public Office, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

REBEKAH BROOKS between 1 January 2004 and 31 January 2012, conspired with XXXX, XXXX, XXXX and Bettina Jordan-Barber and persons unknown to commit misconduct in public office.

Count 5

Conspiracy to commit Misconduct in Public Office, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

REBEKAH BROOKS, between 9 February 2006 and 16 October 2008, conspired with XXXX, XXXXX and XXXXXX and with persons unknown to commit misconduct in public office.

Discharged from this jury with no case to answer

Count 6

Conspiracy To Pervert The Course Of Justice, contrary to Section 1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977.

REBEKAH BROOKS and CHERYL CARTER between 6 July 2011 and 9 July 2011 conspired together to do a series of acts which had a tendency to and were intended to pervert the course of public justice, namely permanently to remove seven boxes of archived material from the archive of News International.

Count 7

Conspiracy To Pervert The Course Of Justice, contrary to Section 1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977.

REBEKAH BROOKS, CHARLES BROOKS and MARK HANNA, between the 15 July 2011 and the 19 July 2011 conspired together and with Lee Sandell, David Johnson, Daryl Jorsling, Paul Edwards and persons unknown to do an act or a series of acts which had a tendency to and were intended to pervert the course of justice, namely to conceal documents, computers, and other electronic equipment from officers of the Metropolitan Police Service who were investigating allegations of phone hacking and corruption of public officials in relation to the News of the World and The Sun newspapers.

All the defendants deny all the charges and the trial continues.

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