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From The Independent:

...The Independent can disclose that within weeks prosecutors will reveal a list of up to 600 names in phone hacking criminal cases.

The list is expected to reveal more well-known figures typical of the News of the World's alleged targets, such as actors, pop stars, politicians and murder victims. Media attention is likely to centre on whether any more Hollywood stars join Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the charge sheet.

The move – the biggest single announcement of alleged targets of illegal newsgathering – is likely to generate a mass of embarrassing headlines and heighten investor dissatisfaction with the News of the World's owner, News International, and its American corporate parent, News Corp. News Corp is spinning off its publishing assets, including its remaining British newspapers – The Sunday Times, The Times and The Sun – in an attempt to assure investors.

About 400 of these victims are as yet undisclosed. Prosecutors may also exclude the names of high-profile types who request anonymity. Rupert should probably call the bank - time to order more checks.

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