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Former British tabloid reporter sentenced for hacking celebrities' voicemails

Former tabloid journalist Dan Evans leaves The Old Bailey law court in London on Jan. 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alastair Grant

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Former tabloid journalist Dan Evans leaves The Old Bailey law court in London on Jan. 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alastair Grant

LONDON - A former British tabloid reporter has been given a 10-month suspended prison sentence for hacking the phones of celebrities including model Kate Moss and James Bond star Daniel Craig.

Dan Evans was sentenced Thursday at London's Old Bailey in the latest episode of the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

The 38-year-old had pleaded guilty to eavesdropping on celebrities' voicemails between 2003 and 2010 to get tabloid scoops on their private lives for the News of the World and Sunday Mirror newspapers.

One message sent by actress Sienna Miller to Daniel Craig suggested the two were romantically involved while Miller was dating actor Jude Law.

Evans also admitted to making a false witness statement and conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.

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