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Scotland Yard commander convicted of misconduct and perverting justice

Suspended police chief Ali Dizaei has been sentenced to three years in prison.

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SUSPENDED SCOTLAND YARD commander Ali Dizaei has been sentenced to three years in prison following his conviction for misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice, the BBC reports.

Dizaei spent 15 months in prison after being originally convicted in 2010, but he successfully appealed the conviction.

The time he spent in prison will be taken into account and he could be released from prison in a few months.

The court heard that he had tried to frame a young Iraqi businessman after the two publicly rowed in 2010, the Press Association reports. The businessman claimed he was owed money for a website he had built for Dizaei.

After his initial conviction, Dizaei was dismissed from the Metropolitan Police. The Guardian reported in September 2011 that Dizaei was reinstated to his position after his conviction was quashed, but that he was subsequently suspended.

He remains suspended from his police position with full pay.

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