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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Scotland Yard anti-corruption officer Arrested In Bribery Probe

A Scotland Yard anti-corruption officer has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from private investigators.

The two private investigators, who previously served with the force, are also being held after raids at the London offices of Risc Management Ltd, it is understood.

The 45-year-old detective constable is being questioned on suspicion of providing information about Nigerian fraudster James Ibori in return for cash.

Mike Schwarz, a partner at Bindmans LLP, told the Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday of possible cash payments made by Risc to sources who were "presumably police officers or those close to the investigation".

Records showed roughly half a dozen payments amounting to about £20,000 over an
eight- or nine-month period, Mr Schwarz claims. Read More