U.K. prosecutors have today filed three charges against Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp.‘s (NASDAQ:NWSA) British publishing arm, News International, for “perverting the course of justice” regarding the company’s phone-hacking scandal.
Brooks, 43, has been charged with concealing materials during the investigation, hiding documents, computers, and other electronic equipment from the authorities, and conspiring to remove boxes of archive records from Murdoch’s London office.
Brooks was not the only person involved in the scandal who was charged today. Her husband, racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks, along with her personal assistant, chauffeur and two security officials from News International also were charged for their roles.
Nearly 50 people have been arrested on related charges since news of the scandal broke last July.