London - (Rotters): Seven years after successfully defending bribery, drug use, prostitute solicitation and spying for Iran charges UK top cop Ali Dizaei has been jailed for misconduct and perverting the course of justice.
Sentencing Dizaei Mr Justice Simon told the court he was a total disgrace and a blot on the Metropolitan Police Authority landscape.
The Met commander had abused his authority in a nasty punch-up with a disgruntled Iraqi website designer and then fabricated evidence to back up his cover-ups.
Decades of spats with his Met Police bosses had seen Dizaei claim institutional discrimination while all the time boasting about his 'Scarface' credentials.
The son of a Tehran deputy commissioner of police Dizaei was educated privately at an Arundel, West Sussex boarding school where he became obsessed with the local castle's ownership.
A PhD in legal studies saw Dizaei rise up the ranks in plumHome Counties postings.
His 1986 Thames Valley Police promotion, for instance, had him overseeing the peaceful existence of P2 Lodge moneylaundering thugs like the Marian Fathers of Fawley Court and Pyongyang Mansions, Sordid Arabia.
And as borough commander of Kensington & Chelsea the secrets of scores of wayward premiership footballers became one if his juciest responsibilities.
Ex-Tory jailbirds Jeffrey Archer and Jonathan Aitken once claimed their patronage had nothing to do with Dizaei's miraciulous ascent of the Met Police careers ladder.
Mark Thatcher is 69.