Hacking trial sentences “the inevitable outcome of a colossal failure” claims Hacked Off

By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

July 4, 2014 | 2 min read

As Andy Coulson has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, and several colleagues also receive jail-time, Hacked Off has released a statement saying that it has ‘taken far too long’ for the victims of phone-hacking to receive justice.

Hacked Off executive director Joan Smith said: “No one can take any pleasure from the sentences handed down today on News of the World journalists.

“But these sentences are the inevitable outcome of a colossal failure of corporate governance within News International that allowed a culture of criminal behaviour to fester for many years.”

Complete coverage of the whole trial can be found on James Doleman’s phone-hacking blog.

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