THE Northern Territory’s former top cop, John McRoberts, is off to jail.
The NT Supreme Court today sentenced McRoberts, a former Northern Territory police commissioner, to three year’s jail, the sentence suspended after 12 months.
McRoberts was found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The 59-year-old was found guilty in the NT Supreme Court in Darwin last month of intending to deflect and frustrate a fraud investigation into his former lover, travel agent Alexandra Xana Kamitsis, including blocking a raid on her business.
Kamitsis was herself jailed in the NT's largest-ever fraud investigation, in which numerous Darwin travel agents were found to have been defrauding a government pensioner concession scheme by millions of taxpayer dollars.
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