Rebekah Brooks Officially Charged in UK Phone-Hacking Case

Former News of the World editor was formally charged in a case that rocked News Corp. to its core

Rebekah Brooks, who edited the now-defunct News of the World tabloid in the UK, was formally charged Thursday with conspiring to hack into phones, including that of Milly Dowler.

The disgraced News Corporation executive, who was also the News International Chief, was charged with three counts at a London police station Thursday night.

A statement from Scotland Yard said Brooks,  44, along with six associates including another former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, former News of the World reporter Neville Thurlbeck and former private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, conspired to hack into voicemails and intercept calls numerous times over a six year-period.

The fiery haired media maven is slated to appear in a British court Sept. 3.

Brooks' most incriminating charge was conspiring to hack into the voicemail of murdered 13-year-old Amanda Dowler, known as Milly Dowler, in April 2002.