Former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks Arrested

She was scheduled to testify on Tuesday

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Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, was arrested Sunday for her alleged role in the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, reports The New York Times. Her arrest, on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of bribing police for information, came just two days after her resignation from the company.

British police would only confirm that a 43-year-old woman was arrested by appointment at a London police station at noon. But a statement from Brooks' camp said she "voluntarily attended a London police station to assist with their ongoing investigation," according to the Associated Press.



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