It’s expected to amount to the biggest single revelation of alleged phone-hacking victims. Prosecutors are preparing to announce the names of up to 600 people related to a criminal case against former News Of The World staffers. High-profile names already to surface include Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Sadie Frost, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Within weeks, however, the public face of the list will grow, according to The Independent. Expected to come to light are the names of more actors along with pop stars and politicians, the newspaper reports. Police are said to be contacting hundreds of people to let them know.
Seven former journalists from the News Corp paper are facing a charge of conspiring to intercept voice mails of well-known people and/or their associates. Among those charged are David Cameron’s former press secretary Andy Coulson and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks. After the alleged victims have been informed, attorneys will release an updated list, although some people will be able to have their names shielded if they strongly object to being involved in such a high-profile case, The Independent says. A preliminary hearing of Sept 26 has been set for the seven charged.
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