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UK PM's ex-aide Coulson jailed in Murdoch hacking case

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Andy Coulson, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World and one-time top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was jailed for 18 months on Friday for his role in the phone-hacking scandal that closed the tabloid. 

Andy Coulson (2L), a former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, arrives at the Old Bailey in central London ahead of his sentencing in the phone-hacking trial, on July 4, 2014

The sentence passed by a judge at the Old Bailey court in London caps a stunning fall from grace for 46-year-old Coulson, who once enjoyed access to the heights of the British establishment.

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