‘Fake sheikh’ jailed for real
LONDON: British journalist Mazher Mahmood, renowned for his “fake sheikh” undercover sting operations for media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s tabloids, was jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence in a high-profile trial.
Mahmood, 53, plotted to get his driver to change a police statement during the drugs prosecution of Tulisa Contostavlos, a singer and former judge of the British version of the X Factor TV talent show. She had been about to go on trial accused of supplying cocaine for Mahmood as he posed as an Indian film produce while working on a story. – Reuters