May 22 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A journalist and ex-Metropolitan Police officer have been charged in connection with the investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials.
The Sun’s defence editor Virginia Wheeler and Paul Flattley are each accused of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
The charges relate to allegations that Mr Flattley was paid at least £4,000 in cheques and £2,450 in cash by The Sun in exchange for information between May 25, 2008 and September 13, 20111.
Principal legal advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Levitt QC added: ““The information provided included information about the tragic death of a 14-year-old girl, as well as details about both suspects and victims of accidents, incidents and crimes.
“This included, but was not limited to, information about high-profile individuals and those associated with them.”