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LONDON — Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World and British Prime Minister David Cameron‘s former communications director, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to one phone-hacking charge and two corruption-related charges.
One charge related to allegations that he was part of a conspiracy to hack phones while working at the now-defunct News of the World, which was part of the News International U.K. newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp.
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The other two charges related to allegations of conspiring to commit “misconduct in public office.” They came as part of an investigation into public officials who accepted money from journalists in return for contact information or scoops.
Coulson appeared here in Southwark Crown Court a day after former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks and other defendants also pleaded not guilty to phone-hacking and related charges, including charges of conspiring to “pervert the course of justice.”
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The trials against Coulson, Brooks and others are expected to start in September.
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