News Summary: Bail in phone-hacking case

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Posted: Jun 22, 2012 10:31 AM
News Summary: Bail in phone-hacking case

BAIL: Former Rupert Murdoch executive Rebekah Brooks has been granted bail until September as she awaits trial on charges of attempting to cover up evidence of phone hacking.

ABOUT THE CHARGES: Brooks was charged last month with conspiring to pervert the course of justice, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Brooks has denied wrongdoing.

ABOUT BROOKS: Brooks is the former head of Murdoch's British newspaper operation. She is the most senior Murdoch ally to face charges in the phone-hacking scandal.