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Tue, Feb 09, 2010 10:05:01
Gangster copper locked away

Ali Dizaei in 2006 (left) and 2009 (right) Photo: Sophie Laslett/PA

Ali Dizaei has been jailed for four years, stripped of any privileges during his stay behind bars.

The Iranian man spent 24 years in the British police force, climbing the ranks to be crowned Commander, but all he real was, was a gangster.

His demise has been hours of work by his colleagues to bring him down, after 13 months more than 100 officers to investigate fears he was taking backhanders for visas, visiting call girls and abusing drugs.

Their time was not wasted, Nick Hardwick, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, said: "The greatest threat to the reputation of the police service is criminals in uniform like Dizaei."

Womanising father-of-three Dizaei - who had TEN mistresses - was in charge of 5,000 cops, the Sun reported

Time ran out for Dizaei as a business man was brave enough to chase him for the ₤600 he owed for some work he carried out on Dizaei’s website……….needless to say the message from google come up ‘ooops error in connecting’ as even this corrupt man cannot operate his website from behind bars.

The Telegraph has picked up how this ‘crook’ tried to influence the jury, dying his hair and having implants. But he still did not get away this time.

During the cop's four-week trial, victim Waad Al-Baghdadi compared him to Al Pacino's mobster in the film Scarface - saying: "This man is an Iranian gangster. People are scared of him."

Dizaei was vice-chairman of the National Black Police Officers Association when he joined the Met.

He whipped up a climate of fear and loathing over alleged racism - even criticising a secretary for using the term "black coffee".

He accused white colleagues of posting him hate mail - and lied about them vandalising his BMW parked outside Kensington nick.

The smashed car allegations led to him being charged - but in 2003 he was cleared at the Old Bailey.

Prosecutors then dropped a charge he fiddled his expenses - and he got £80,000 compensation.

Two years ago he was accused of further improper conduct - some of it involving his police credit card.

Gaon Hart, reviewing lawyer for CPS Special Crime Division, said:

“The jury agreed today that Commander Ali Dizaei abused his position as a senior police officer when he threatened and arrested an innocent man with whom he had a personal dispute. Mr Dizaei had no proper reason for making this arrest and there was no real evidence that this young man had committed any crime on that day. Mr Dizaei’s corruption, which would be deplorable in any police officer, was all the more so given his position as a highly ranked Police Commander.

“The public entrust the police with considerable powers and with that comes considerable responsibility. Mr Dizaei abused that power and ignored that responsibility.

“The public should have confidence that we will prosecute anyone, regardless of their position, where there is evidence that they’ve committed serious offences of corruption.

“The Crown Prosecution Service would like to thank the jury for the careful way in which they followed the evidence. We believe that justice has been served for the victim and for the public in this case.

“We would also like to thank the IPCC for their thorough investigation and the victim, who showed a great deal of courage in giving his evidence.”

MPS Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, said:

"Commander Ali Dizaei has been a police officer for nearly 25 years. It is extremely disappointing and concerning that this very senior officer has been found guilty of abusing his position and power.

"The public expect the police to treat them fairly and honestly and we are resolved to tackle corruption at every opportunity. He has breached that trust and damaged not only his own reputation but that of the entire police service. I am proud of the officers who gave evidence in this case and supported the IPCC investigation.

"Bearing in mind his rank and disgraceful behaviour he should not be surprised at the severity of his sentence."
 

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