Ex-Detective Sentenced to 15 Months

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07:  April Casburn, the former head of Scotland Yard's National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit, leaves Southwark Crown Court after the first day of standing trail accused of misconduct in a public office and breaching the Official Secrets Act on January 7, 2013 in London, England. Ms Casburn has pleaded not guilty to charges that she offered information to the now defunct News of the World newspaper concerning Scotland Yard's investigation into whether the inquiry in to the practices of phone hacking should be reopened.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    Casburn leaving court on Jan. 7. (Oli Scarff/Getty)

    Former Scotland Yard counterterrorism officer April Casburn was sentenced to 15 months in jail Friday for allegedly trying to sell hacking information to the now defunct tabloid News of the World. Casburn called News of the World after the investigation into hacking had been reopened in 2010. She denies asking for cash, although evidence presented by News Corp. in the trial suggested otherwise. Casburn, at the time the senior female investigator in Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism command, said at the trial that she was angry her superiors had diverted finances from the mission.

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