Ex-Royal Household worker jailed for five years over contracts bribes
Ronald Harper was deputy property manager responsible for maintaining the Queen's main London home, as well as St James's Palace, Clarence House and Windsor Castle, from 1994 until he was suspended in 2012.
The 64-year-old, from Sudbury in Suffolk, accepted payments or gifts from the directors of companies who were then given large contracts for maintenance of the historic buildings paid for by the then Civil List, now called the Sovereign Grant.
He was found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to make corrupt payments after two trials at Southwark Crown Court in June and August.
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