Some background on Maz Mahmood’s claim to have put 253 people behind bars.
THE COLLAPSE of the Tulisa Contostavlos trial in July is the latest scandal to hit Rupert Murdoch’s prize investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood.
The case against the singer-turned-entertainer was thrown out when the judge said Mahmood — also known as the “Fake Sheik” — lied when he gave evidence to the court.
Now the Metropolitan Police is considering possible perjury charges against the Sun on Sunday reporter.
Lies have been a staple part of Mahmood’s amoral newspaper career — and Press Gang has been at the heart of exposing many of them.
Here we republish an article which first appeared in April 2012.
It tells the story of an unscrupulous journalist who will do anything — including committing perjury in the witness box — to get ahead.
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