Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
July 24, 2012
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of Murdoch's British operations, will be charged in connection with the phone-hacking scandal. She and seven others are accused of illegally tapping into the cellphones of celebrities, politicians and others in the public spotlight, including a teenage kidnap victim who was later found slain. Brooks has has denied any knowledge of phone hacking at the News of the World.