22 January 2013 8:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London - British prosecutors said Tuesday that they would charge an editor of The Sun, the U.K. tabloid that is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. The charges against Sun defense editor Virginia Wheeler are part of an investigation here into payments to public officials in return for information, which is tied to the phone hacking scandal. "We have concluded, following a careful review of the evidence, that former Metropolitan Police Service police constable, Paul Flattley, and Virginia Wheeler, a journalist at The Sun newspaper, should be charged with conspiracy to commit

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