Andy Coulson, Clive Goodman Retrial Set to Start June 29
The phone-hacking trial jury last year failed to reach a verdict on charges that they conspired to pay public officials for royal phone directories.
The prosecution in the phone-hacking trial said last year that it would seek a retrial on two bribery counts related to royal phone directories. Britain's Crown Prosecution Service announced the new trial after a jury failed to reach a verdict on the two charges that they conspired to pay public officials, namely palace cops, for the directories.
The retrial is a matter of right, and the prosecution didn't need to ask permission from anyone to proceed. In a hearing on Thursday, the judge set June 29 as the starting date for the trial.