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Former aide to David Cameron sentenced to 18 months for phone hacking
Former aide to David Cameron sentenced to 18 months for phone hacking

Andy Coulson, a former top aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for presiding over phone hacking on a massive scale when he was editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid. Coulson, 46, was the only one of seven defendants to be convicted last week after one of the longest and most expensive trials in British history. The trial – with its peek into the often-seamy relationships among the press, politicians and police, plus the testimony of celebrity witnesses such as actor Jude Law – has riveted many in Britain since last October. Three other former journalists and a private investigator at the now-defunct News of the World, who all...

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