Gregor McGill, a senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service, said:
“The CPS has today, 28 February, authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Simon Quinn with one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office between 1 November 2000 and 30 January 2011.
“Mr Quinn will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 10 March 2014.
“Criminal proceedings have now commenced and this defendant has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”
SIMON QUINN, between 1 November 2000 and 31 January 2011 conspired together with journalists and other persons unknown to commit misconduct in a public office
Contrary to section 1 Criminal Law Act 1977.