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Murdoch's former newspaper editor to be charged in UK

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Another week and yet another scandal for Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
Rebekah Brooks, the flame-haired former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm, will be charged with perverting the course of justice over a phone-hacking scandal at one of the media mogul's papers, British prosecutors said on Tuesday.

If convicted, she could face a prison sentence.

"I have concluded ... there is sufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction," said Alison Levitt, Principal Legal Advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions in a statement.

The news is a personal blow for Murdoch and also embarrassing for British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was close friends with Brooks and her husband, Charlie Brooks.

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