Between 19, several were convicted for crimes including drug distribution, the theft of drugs, child pornography, planting evidence, corruption, and perverting the course of justice.Jonathan Rees and his partner Sid Fillery, a former police officer, were also under suspicion for the murder of a private investigator named Daniel Morgan.A number of arrests and convictions followed, most notably of the former News of the World managing editor Andy Coulson.
A couple who were renovating their new home ended up finding a perfectly-preserved 19th century log cabin.
Kevin Kemp and Jennifer Alexander from Ohio were about to demolish the home they had bought in order to build a new house when they found a stunning secret hidden deep within.
The Met undertook an investigation of Rees, entitled Operation Nigeria, and tapped his telephone.
Substantial evidence was accumulated that Rees was purchasing information from improper sources and that, amongst others, Alex Marunchak of the News of the World was paying him up to £150,000 a year for doing so.
Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan were also born in log cabins.
Kevin and Jennifer have now halted their renovations for now and contacted city officials to help preserve unexpected historic artifact which they are donating to the city.
Whilst investigations conducted from 2005 to 2007 appeared to show that the paper's phone hacking activities were limited to celebrities, politicians, and members of the British Royal Family, in July 2011 it was revealed that the phones of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, relatives of deceased British soldiers, and victims of the 7 July 2005 London bombings had also been hacked.
The resulting public outcry against News Corporation and its owner Rupert Murdoch led to several high-profile resignations, including that of Murdoch as News Corporation director, Murdoch's son James as executive chairman, Dow Jones chief executive Les Hinton, News International legal manager Tom Crone, and chief executive Rebekah Brooks.
Jonathan Rees reportedly bought information from former and serving police officers, Customs officers, a VAT inspector, bank employees, burglars, and from blaggers who would telephone the Inland Revenue, the DVLA, banks and phone companies, and deceive them into releasing confidential information.