Rebekah Brooks’s Personal Assistant Arrested in Phone-Hacking Probe

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Brooks. Photo: LEON NEAL/2011 AFP

Former News Corp. employee Cheryl Carter, who worked closely with ex-News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks for nineteen years, was arrested in Britain today in connection with the ongoing phone-hacking investigation. Brooks herself was arrested in July, while Carter, who was taken in "on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice," becomes the seventeenth person arrested overall in the scandal.