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That despite knowledge of prior illegal hacking. Examples include:
-- In March 2002, hacking Milly Dowler and her family's voicemail.
-- In November 2005, NOTW writing about Prince William injuring his knee, prompting royal officials to suspect voice mail hacking.
-- In November 2007, NOTW royal editor Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire convicted of phone mail hacking and jailed. NOTW's editor claimed no knowledge but resigned.
-- In June 2008, News Corp. pays soccer executive Gordon Taylor 700,000 pounds to settle charges of phone hacking.
-- In March 2010, NOTW paid a celebrity PR agent over one million pounds to drop his lawsuit.
-- In September 2010, former NOTW journalist Sean Hoare alleged that phone hacking was common practice, encouraged by former editor Andy Coulson.
-- On January 21, 2011, Coulson resigned as David Cameron's spokesman over allegations of phone hacking.