(CNN)Here's a look at the phone hacking scandal in the United Kingdom. Journalists at British newspapers are accused of making payments to police and hacking into the phones of celebrities, law makers, royalty, murder victims and other figures in the news.
November 2005 - British tabloid News of the World (NoW) prints a story about Prince William injuring his knee, prompting royal officials to complain to the police of probable voicemail hacking.
Coulson is hired as director of communications for Conservative party leader David Cameron, who becomes UK prime minister in May 2010.
Rupert Murdoch - Australian-born founder and CEO of News Corporation Ltd., the parent company of News International. News International owns the Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times in the UK. Murdoch's holdings also include Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and Harper Collins.
Charlotte Church, singer - £600,000
Family of Milly Dowler, murdered teenager - £2 million
Christopher Eccleston, actor - undisclosed amount
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York - undisclosed amount
Sadie Frost, ex-wife of Jude Law - £50,000
Uri Geller, psychic - undisclosed amount
Hugh Grant, actor - undisclosed amount
Gavin Henson, rugby player - £40,000
Simon Hughes, Liberal Democrat MP - £45,000
Jude Law, actor - £130,000
Sienna Miller, actress - £100,000
John Prescott, former Deputy Prime Minister - £40,000