LONDON: British undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, known for his “Fake Sheikh” disguise and string of celebrity tabloid stings, was found guilty Wednesday of perverting the course of justice.
Mahmood, who conceals his identity after a series of alleged death threats, is famous for his front-page scoops in which he poses as a wealthy figure from the Gulf and encourages celebrities into making embarrassing revelations.
Mahmood, 53, and his driver Alan Smith, 66, were convicted of conspiring to pervert the course of justice following a trial at England’s Old Bailey central criminal court in London.
A jury found they plotted to suppress evidence in …read more
Source: The Kooza