Two More Former News Corp. Journalists Charged in Phone Hacking Scandal

Two More Former News Corp. Journalists Charged in Phone Hacking Scandal

The charges come after former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was sentenced to 18 months in prison

Two more former journalists who worked at Rupert Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World have been charged with phone hacking.

Reuters reports that former deputy editor Neil Wallis and former features editor Jules Stenson stand accused of “conspiracy to intercept voicemails on mobile phones of well-known figures or people close to them.”

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The charges follow the guilty verdict that put Andy Coulson, the tabloid's editor from 2003 to 2007, in prison for 18 months for encouraging employees to hack phone lines for scoops. Coulson, who went on to work for British Prime Minister David Cameron, was found guilty on July 4.

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Wallis reacted to the charges with dismay on Twitter: