'Fake Sheikh' prosecution flawed, defence lawyer says
Undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood had no reason to tamper with a statement in the collapsed drug trial of pop singer Tulisa Contostavlos, a court has heard.
His lawyer told the Old Bailey the case against the journalist known as the Fake Sheikh was "fundamentally flawed".
Mr Mahmood and his driver Alan Smith deny conspiring to pervert the course of justice in 2014.
Former X Factor judge Miss Contostavlos had been accused of supplying drugs but the case was thrown out of court.
Mr Mahmood, 53, of Purley, south London, is accused of arranging to alter a written statement Mr Smith,... read more
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