Ex-Sunday Mirror man admits hacking

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Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A former Sunday Mirror journalist has admitted hacking phones after voluntarily coming forward to confess to police.

Graham Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to intercepting communications in the course of transmission without lawful authority.

The court heard that Johnson, who worked at the Sunday Mirror between 1997 and 2005, hacked a phone to investigate whether a soap star was having an affair with a gangster in autumn 2001.

After journalists for Mirror Group Newspapers were arrested in March last year, Johnson came forward to confess to a “short and intense” period of hacking lasting three to seven days.

The court heard that he had been “shown by a senior person in a supervisory capacity how to access voicemails” and that he was not aware that it was a crime at the time.

Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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