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‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood jailed for 15 months

LONDON: Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood has been jailed for 15 months after being found guilty earlier this month of perverting the course of justice in drug trial case. He was accused of tampering with evidence in the collapsed drugs trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos. Mahmood, 53, the self-styled “king of the sting”, and his driver Alan Smith, 67, were found guilty following a two-week Old Bailey trial of conspiring to pervert the course of justice by changing a police statement. Earlier this month, a jury found…