Phone Hacking: Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman to face re-trial – Martin Hickman

The CPS pushes ahead with a retrial of Coulson and Goodman on bribery of police to obtain copies of internal phone directories. The prosecution also summarised its case against all FIVE News of the World journalists convicted of phone hacking. He described the News of the world as a ” thoroughly criminal enterprise” and said the five hackers should pay £700,000 between them top cover the prosecution’s costs. Another bad day for bad journalism.

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coulsongoodmanAndy Coulson, former award-winning editor of the News of the World, is to face a re-trial over allegations he approved cash bribes to “palace cops” to obtain copies of phone directories for the Royal Family, the Old Bailey heard today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson faced “two prosecution speeches” his lawyer complains – Martin Hickman

Savage attack on Clive Goodman by Andy Coulson’s lawyer who accuses the former reporter of telling ” any lie” if it suits him. A tale of vengeance against the embattled ex editor and Cameron’s former press spokesman.

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Former News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Faces Arrest As Part Of Phone Hacking InvestigationDay 110, Part 2:  Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, has faced two prosecution speeches at the phone hacking trial: one from the prosecution and a second from ex-royal editor Clive Goodman, his lawyer complained today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Closing Speech, Clive Goodman “groomed” to take sole blame for phone hacking- Martin Hickman

Damning summing up by David Spens for defendant Clive Goodman who says he was ” groomed ” by Andy Coulson to take the phone hacking rap so other NI executives could escape blame.

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davidspens(1)Day 109: Clive Goodman, the News of the World’s royal editor, was “groomed” to take sole blame for the phone hacking scandal, his lawyer told a court today.

Making his closing speech at the phone hacking trial, David Spens, QC, said his client was encouraged by executives to stay silent in 2006-07 about the full scale of illegality at the paper as part of a “cynical” cover-up.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Jury to retire to consider verdicts on 9 June – Martin Hickman

Finally a date is set for the jury to retire and consider their verdict as Clive Goodman completes his evidence.

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??????????????????????? Day 106:  The jury in the phone hacking trial is set to retire to consider its verdicts on 9 June 2014, three weeks today, Mr Justice Saunders said this morning.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Goodman, News International meddled in my prosecution to avoid truth about phone hacking – Martin Hickman

Wow! Goodman puts the boot in on the news of the world and phone hacking and by implication Andy Coulson

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Clive-GoodmanDay 105, Part 1: News International meddled in the original prosecution of Clive Goodman so that it could dodge the truth about the phone hacking, he claimed at the Old Bailey today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Royal Family members hacked almost every day by NOTW – Martin Hickman

Industrial scale hacking of the Royals laid bare by Clive Goodman -even on Christmas Day. No wonder Andy Coulson doesn’t want to know!

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William Harry KateDay 103, Part 2:   Current members of the Royal Family including Prince William were hacked almost every day by the News of the World, the phone hacking trial heard yesterday.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson’s PA printed out e-mails days before Goodman pleaded guilty to phone hacking – Martin Hickman

Another person who can’t remember and has to be reminded by lawyers that she paid out money to sources. Amazing lack of recall among Murdoch’s people.

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AndyCoulsonDay 99, Part 2: Andy Coulson’s former PA printed out emails stored in his drafts folder days before one of his reporters, Clive Goodman, pleaded guilty to phone hacking, a court heard yesterday.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson “rubber-stamped” cash payments for royal phone book – Martin Hickman

Andy Coulson’s defence: I didn’t believe Clive Goodman would pay police officers – thought he was exaggerating when he asked me to approve the cash. I still don’t believe he paid police officers No comment.

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Phone hacking claimsDay 93, Part 2: Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, today gave his explanation for why he approved a reporter’s requests for cash payments to police officers.

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Kuttner’s Notes of Conversation with Goodman Just After his Arrest

Here is the News International hand written document released by the Crown Prosecution Service and written by Stuart Kuttner that contains the evidence that Andy Coulson knew about information leaked from MI6 bugging reaching the paper

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As discussed in evidence yesterday and today, the CPS have released a redacted version of Stuart Kuttner‘s contemporaneous notes of his discussion with former NOTW Royal Reporter Clive Goodman, dated 10th August 2006, soon after he was released from his arrest and questioning by police in the initial Operation Caryatid investigation into phone hacking.

This evidence is currently being adduced by Andrew Edis QC, as he cross examines Kuttner in the witness box. The original pages are from the NI archives, where Kuttner explains he filed most his notebooks. The transcript is an agreed document

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Phone Hacking Trial: Reporter: Coulson knew about MI6 buggings – Martin Hickman

An extraordinary disclosure about Andy Coulson, the editor of the News of the World, being told by Clive Goodman that he got MI6 intercepts

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Clive GoodmanDay 88:  Andy Coulson, the News of the World’s then editor, was alleged by a senior journalist to have been part of a criminal plot to receive information covertly obtained from MI6 wire tappings, the phone hacking trial heard today.

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