Former Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson faces up to two years in jail today when he is sentenced for plotting to hack phones while he was in charge of the News of the World.
The 46-year-old father-of-three was found guilty last week of conspiring to intercept voicemails at the now-defunct Sunday tabloid following an eight-month trial at the Old Bailey.
Under his editorship, the NotW was "utterly corrupt" and "became a thoroughly criminal enterprise", according to prosecutor Andrew Edis QC.
The former No. 10 adviser has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of plotting to hack phones while at the News of the World.
Andy Coulson is a strong, stoical and dignified character and these qualities will help him survive well in prison, Jonathan Aitken writes.