Journalist's brother: Hacking went on at The Sun
LONDON—The brother of one of the whistleblowers at the center of Britain's phone hacking scandal says illegal practices also took place at The Sun newspaper.
Stuart Hoare told Britain's media ethics inquiry Monday that his late brother had told him that phone hacking and a practice known as "pinging," where police were bribed to track the location of people's cell phones, took place at The Sun as well as the News of the World.
His brother Sean Hoare was the first ex-News of the World journalist to publicly accuse his former editor Andy Coulson of being at the hub of a culture of wrongdoing at the paper.
The ensuing scandal shocked the nation.
Sean Hoare, who struggled with drinking problems, died in July.
The inquiry's website: http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/