LONDON, November 7 (RIA Novosti) — London's Central Criminal Court sentenced Ian Edmondson, former editor of the now-defunct News of the World newspaper, to eight months in jail for phone-hacking.
Edmondson admitted that he conspired with his colleagues and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to intercept voice mails in the period from 2000 to 2006 in order to get exclusive materials about politicians and celebrities.
The News of the World owned by the media magnate Rupert Murdoch was closed in 2011, when the police revealed massive criminal activity of the newspaper.
Edmondson is the eighth journalist of the newspaper who has been convicted of widespread hacking. Former chief editor of the News of the World was sentenced to 18 months in prison for bugging members of the royal family.