Former Murdoch UK news editor jailed for phone-hacking

November 7, 2014 1:53 PM

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Former Murdoch UK news editor jailed for phone-hacking

LONDON (Reuters) - A former newspaper executive whose emails led to the exposure of widespread phone-hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct British tabloid, the News of the World, was jailed for eight months on Friday.

Ian Edmondson, 45, worked as news editor on the paper, which was closed three years ago when revelations about the extent of criminal activity became public, sending shockwaves through Murdoch's News Corp and the British establishment.

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