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Rebekah Brooks reportedly received over $11 million when she resigned last year over the phone hacking scandal.
Rebekah Brooks, the former CEO of News International, received an $11.3 million severance package when she resigned last year over the phone hacking scandal.
The payout deal included cash and pension payments, in addition to legal fees and a chauffeur, two sources told the Financial Times. It also included "clawback clauses," which allow News International to reclaim a "substantial" portion of Brooks' payout under certain circumstances, such as if Brooks is found guilty of a crime committed during her employment, the Guardian reported.
The figure is astronomically higher than the initially-reported $2.7 million package given to Brooks in July 2011.
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News International declined to comment on the sum of the executive's severance.
Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch, was charged in May with perverting the course of justice by concealing evidence related to the News of the World phone hacking and other questionable practices from detectives, the New York Times reported. The paper was also found to have hacked over 600 victims' phones.
Her trial is set to begin in September 2013.