Mazher Mahmood, nicknamed the "Fake Sheikh" centre, arrives at the Old Bailey, London, Friday Oct. 21, 2016. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
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British journalist Mazher Mahmood, renowned for his "fake sheikh" undercover sting operations for media mogul Rupert Murdoch's tabloids, was jailed for 15 months Friday for tampering with evidence in a high-profile trial.The conviction is set to ruin the career of Mahmood, one of Britain's best-known undercover journalists. News U.K., Murdoch's U.K. newspaper arm, said it had sacked him.Earlier this month both men were found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice at London's Old Bailey court and Friday Mahmood was jailed for 15 months while Smith was given a suspended 12-month prison term.
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