Disgraced police chief in out-of-court settlement

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Disgraced former police commander Ali Dizaei has reached a settlement with Scotland Yard over outstanding employment tribunal cases.

Corrupt Dizaei was convicted of misconduct and perverting the course of justice at a retrial in February last year.

After losing an appeal against his conviction in February this year, he has reached an out-of-court agreement with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (Mopac).

A statement from Scotland Yard said: “The agreement does not include the payment of any compensation. However, a contribution has been made towards Mr Dizaei’s legal costs. We will not be revealing the amount.”

Dizaei was sacked by the Metropolitan Police following internal disciplinary proceedings.

He was first convicted of framing young businessman Waad al-Baghdadi in a street row in 2010. He was jailed for four years, but the conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal a year later.

After the second trial he received a three-year prison sentence, which was reduced by the 15 months he had already spent behind bars.