The Crown Prosecution Service announced in May that Rebekah Brooks was charged with three counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The charges in full were:
he CPS charges, in full, are:
- Charge 1 – Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice: Rebekah Brooks between 6th July and 19th July 2011 conspired with Charles Brooks, Cheryl Carter, Mark Hanna, Paul Edwards, Daryl Jorsling and persons unknown to conceal material from officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.
- Charge 2 – Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice: Rebekah Brooks and Cheryl Carter between 6th July and 9th July 2011 conspired together to permanently to remove seven boxes of material from the archive of News International.
- Charge 3 – Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice: Rebekah Brooks, Charles Brooks, Mark Hanna, Paul Edwards and Daryl Jorsling conspired together and with persons unknown, between 15th July and 19th July 2011, to conceal documents, computers and other electronic equipment from officers.