He was imprisoned for trying to frame a woman. On his release from prison in 2004 he resumed his work for the News of the World, then under the editorship of Andy Coulson. The paper paid Rees up to £150,000 for his services.
A bug placed by police in his south London office recorded corrupt officers taking cash for information.
- Vikram Dodd and Nick Davies, Man convicted in conspiracy case also accused of hacking computer for NoW, The Guardian, 20 February 2012.