Ali Dizaei, 49, one of Scotland Yard’s most senior officers, faced a return to jail today after being found guilty of corruption for a second time. He was found guilty after a retrial of attacking and falsely arresting his internet web page designer.
Two years ago he was convicted for the first time and sentenced to four years imprisonment. He was released by the Appeal Court after serving 13 months when his victim Waad al-Baghdadi was found to have used his dead father’s identity to illegally claim £27,000 in benefits. Baghdadi had failed to tell the authorities that his disabled father had died so that he could continue to claim his state pension and carers allowance.
Ten years ago an investigation into Irabian-born Dizaei’s alleged corruption ended with Dizaei being cleared by an Old Bailey jury.