Rebekah Brooks to be charged with perverting the course of justice. Apparently this is the kind of crime that can bring real time in jail in the UK--I believe it is a destruction of evidence charge. I recall reading that her husband, also charged, was seen trying to dispose of a briefcase in a dumpster (getting rid of hard drives, I believe). Oh dear. Courts hate that sort of thing. And yes, I am as happy as a lark, but not nearly as happy as I will be when she is given a harsh sentence. The only way to slow down the future sociopaths is by punishing the current ones severely.
Update: I was right: Perversion charge related to a bag Brooks' husband attempted to reclaim. The Christian Science Monitor reported that the incident involved a "bag was discovered in a garage dumpster under a gated community where Brooks owns an apartment. After community security handed the bag over to police, Brooks's husband attempted to reclaim the bag, saying that it had been mistakenly thrown away by cleaners." Yes, cleaners mistaken threw away a bag containing "a laptop computer, mobile phone and private papers." I assume Rebekah was relunctant to dispose of the incriminating evidence earlier, just in case Rupert was able to stave off justice and she needed weapons to use against future victims. I hope her fall from grace is complete and she is soon joined by the Murdochs, father and son.