Phone hacking: News of the World bosses ordered emails to be deleted – Telegraph
Hundreds of thousands of emails were deleted “on nine separate occasions”, computers were destroyed and one senior executive told an underling to remove seven boxes of paper records relating to them from the company’s storage facility.
Clive Goodman, the royal reporter who was jailed for phone hacking in 2007, claimed during an internal employment hearing that “all of the stories” he wrote in his final two years at the News of the World “were based on phone hacking”, the court papers state.
The court document was created by lawyers for a series of phone hacking victims and is based on information they have been provided by News International’s Management and Standards Committee.
It would have been used in any High Court trials had News Group Newspapers, publisher of the now defunct News of the World, not spent millions settling cases out of court.