For U.K. Phone-Hack Prosecutors, Little to Show

June 24, 2014 9:18 PM

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For U.K. Phone-Hack Prosecutors, Little to Show

LONDON—Prosecutors in the just-ended phone-hacking trial here spent years assembling evidence with police, and then eight months in court questioning a parade of witnesses about journalistic practices at News Corp’s now-closed News of the World tabloid.

But on Tuesday, they walked away with a single guilty verdict and eight not-guilty ones. Jurors cleared Rebekah Brooks, a former top News Corp executive and the public face of the trial, of all charges she faced, including phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice. Four other defendants were...

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