More dark arts at the News of the World? Panorama investigate the Fake Sheikh

This is worth definitely curling up at home with the TV, or setting your goggle box to record. As documented by a guest blogger here and on Bellingcat, the News of the World’s foremost investigative reporter may have a lot of questions to answer after the BBC air this documentary next Monday, fronted by the irrepressible John Sweeney, and produced by the inestimable Meirion Jones. Links to other Fothom pieces below the quote

For decades, Mazher Mahmood exposed various personalities in the News of the World whilst posing as a fake sheikh. But after the collapse of the drugs trial of pop star Tulisa Contostavlos, a judge accused Mahmood of lying. Now, Panorama’s John Sweeney speaks to some of his highest profile targets and the men who helped him expose them. They allege that the Fake Sheikh was the real crook, using sophisticated entrapment and even creating crimes and fabricating evidence.

via BBC One – Panorama, 03/11/2014.

Related fothom Pieces

1.How Rebekah Brooks withheld Beckham kidnap info and hired criminals for the Fake Sheikh – Scotland Yard and CPS did nothing

2. Did Coulson’s News of the World Incite Others to Crime and cause Unsafe Convictions?

3. More News of the World background: Miskiw, Mahmood and the MET

4. Other dark arts at the News of the World – Fake Sheikh investigated by police just before Phone Hacking operation

5. The Fake Sheikh and Leveson – for reference

6. Fake Sheikh, Beckhams, Red Mercury – Why did Scotland Yard Fail to Investigate Phone Hacking

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