Brit's hacking term is 18 months

Posted: July 5, 2014 at 3:02 a.m.

A judge on Friday sentenced Andy Coulson, a former senior editor in Rupert Murdoch's news empire and a onetime adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, to 18 months in prison for his part in the phone-hacking scandal that convulsed Britain's media, police and political elite, and inspired calls for tighter regulation of journalists.

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