Report: Police Have Proof Coulson Knew of Bribes

Evidence implicates former aide to prime minister

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Scotland Yard is in possession of “cryptic financial records” proving that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson knew about illegal payments to police officers, a source told Reuters. The records corroborate payments mentioned in emails between Coulson and the tabloid’s former reporter Clive Goodman, who was found guilty of hacking.

Coulson is a key figure in the ongoing hacking scandal because, after he left the News of the World, he served as communications director to Prime Minister David Cameron. 

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