Operation Rubicon

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Operation Rubicon is a Scottish police investigation into allegations of phone hacking, breach of data protection and perjury.[1]

The operation was initiated by a complaint from Tommy Sheridan's family solicitor, Aamer Anwar, including allegations of perjury, phone hacking and breach of data protection.[2]

The operation is a major investigation, led by Detective Superintendent John McSporran.[1] The Herald has reported that 50 officers are assigned to the case[3]

The investigation detained Andy Coulson on 30 May 2012[4] and charged him with perjury.[5]

Background[edit]

On 16 December 2007, Sheridan was charged with perjury following a defamation case against the News of the World. On 23 December 2010, a jury found him guilty of perjury and on 26 January 2011 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b >"Statement published by Strathclyde Police". Strathclyde Police. July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Statement published by Aamer Anwar". Aamer Anwar. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Strathclyde force assigns 50 officers to phone-hack probe". Scottish Herald. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  4. ^ Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson detained on perjury charges, [[STV (TV network)|]], May 2012 
  5. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/may/30/andy-coulson-charged-with-perjury

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