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

A picture taken on July 1, 2011 shows Chief Executive of News International, and former editor of Britain's News of the World newspaper, Rebekah Brooks, at the men's single semi final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. British police on July 17, 2011 arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former head of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper wing, over the phone hacking scandal, British media reported. Scotland Yard said in a statement that a 43-year-old woman had been arrested over allegations of phone hacking and corruption. They would not confirm it was Brooks, 43, and there was no immediate comment from News International. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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.

Brooks Assistant Arrested in Phone-Hacking Probe