According to the Independent Wednesday Rebekah Brooks, cleared of all phone hacking charges earlier this week, and Andy Coulson her co-accused who was found guilty, have both been cautioned by police as a possible corporate prosecution of Rupert Murdoch is considered. The caution was given in 2012 but presumably police were waiting for the conclusion of this trial.
The media sleaze accusations include allegations that police officers took bribes for information and paints a messy picture of abuse of power.
Murdoch became one of the most famous media moguls ever as his empire grew. He and his senior staff rubbed shoulders with the elite and world leaders, especially UK Prime Ministers. Brooks, like her ultimate boss Murdoch, always played a close game and cozied up to UK leaders of any political persuasion. She was however on more "friendly" terms with current PM David Cameron as they were both of the Chipping Norton set and met socially on many occasions.
At the Leveson inquiry a charming Brooks explained how Cameron would always sign correspondence between the two with lol but not as laugh out loud but rather its pre texting meaning of lots of love. Those in attendance smiled and laughed but the general public smelled a rat.
The trial ended this week with Brooks cleared and Coulson possibly facing prison time but with other charges unresolved. The jury were unable to return a majority verdict on other charges Coulson was facing and the judge in the coming days will make a decision whether or not a further trial will follow.
As the trial has already cost an obscene amount of money but hardly returned unexpected verdicts you have to ask "why bother"?
Cameron was left squirming Wednesday at PMQ's as he tried to wriggle out of the whole affair. His numerous apologies about employing Coulson as his communication chief, knowing full well that phone hacking charges were hanging over him, had a ring of desperation to them.
The proverbial has hit the fan and Cameron has been well and truly covered.