May 19 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Controversial police chief Ali Dizaei can challenge the convictions for which he served time in jail.
A hearing at Court of Appeal could take place in the autumn into Mr Dizaei’s convictions for misconduct and perverting the course of justice.
Dizaei was first convicted of framing young businessman Waad al-Baghdadi in a street row in 2010. That conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal a year later.
After a second trial he received a three-year prison sentence at London’s Southwark Crown Court.
This was reduced by the 15 months due to the time he had already spent behind bars.
Iranian-born Dizaei, from Acton, west London, was then jailed for four years in February 2010 after being convicted of the same offences.
He was sacked from his Metropolitan Police post in May, as a result.