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Final News of the World journalist sentenced over hacking

4 years after scandal, final News of the World journalist sentenced for phone hacking

Final News of the World journalist sentenced over hacking

LONDON (AP) -- Four years after a phone-hacking scandal sank the News of the World, the last of the tabloid's journalists to face charges has been sentenced.

A judge on Monday gave ex-features editor Jules Stenson a four-month suspended sentence and 200 hours community service for conspiring to hack phones. Stenson had pleaded guilty.

The July 2011 revelation that the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid had eavesdropped on the voicemails of a teenage murder victim rocked Britain's media, political and police establishments.

Murdoch shut down the 168-year-old newspaper, and his News Corp. cooperated with a police investigation that saw dozens of staff arrested.

Nine have been convicted of hacking, including Andy Coulson, a former editor who served as Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief. He was sentenced last year to 18 months in prison.

Updated : 2021-09-17 00:50 GMT+08:00