Hacking scandal tabloid's editor and lawyer 'admonished' over claims made to MPs

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The former editor and legal manager of defunct newspaper the News of the World have been found in contempt of Parliament over evidence they gave to a committee of MPs about the phone-hacking scandal.

The House of Commons Committee of Privileges "formally admonished" Colin Myler and Tom Crone over claims they made that hacking at the Sunday tabloid was confined to a single "rogue reporter".

The committee did not uphold similar allegations against one-time News International (NI) executive chairman Les Hinton - a right-hand man of the firm's boss Rupert Murdoch - and found that NI did not commit contempt as a company.