Brooks to learn if she faces phone hacking charges

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Prosecutors are announcing whether ex-News of the World editor and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will face charges over Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal.

Britain's Crown Prosecution Service was scheduled to confirm Tuesday whether Brooks, her racehorse trainer husband Charlie Brooks and five other people will be prosecuted over allegations of obstruction of justice.

The 43-year-old Brooks resigned in July as head of the British division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Murdoch shut down the 168-year-old News of the World amid widespread public revulsion over revelations that it had hacked the cell phone of a missing schoolgirl who was later found dead.

Brooks remains on police bail over separate allegations related to illegal eavesdropping, and will face more questions from detectives on that issue in the coming months.