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

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.

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