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“Fake Sheikh” reporter goes on trial in UK over evidence tampering accusations

Mahmood is accused in relation to the drugs trial of celebrity Tulisa Contostavlos (Image courtesy: Twitter)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

MAZHER Mahmood, one of the UK’s best known undercover reporters, renowned for his “fake sheikh” sting operations which have even caught out royalty, stands accused of tampered with evidence in a criminal trial to protect his reputation, prosecutors said on Wednesday (September 22). Mahmood, who has worked for several of Rupert Murdoch’s papers, is on trial on charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice over the 2014 prosecution of singer and former judge of the British version of the “X Factor” TV talent show Tulisa Contostavlos. She had denied being involved in supplying drugs to Mahmood while he…

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