Operation Tempura boss gets pay-off says UK press

| 09/01/2012

yates.jpg(CNS): John Yates the man who was in charge of the discredited Operation Tempura investigation in the Cayman Islands is believed to have been given a pay-off in the UK after he resigned in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal according to the Daily Mail. The British tabloid reports that Yates and Former Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson could have received as much as $500,000 between them after signing gagging orders which bar them from suingthe Metropolitan Police or speaking about their treatment.

The exact size of the payments, at a time of savage cuts to police budgets, was a closely guarded secret the Daily Mail said adding that he pay-offs underline how the scandal plunged the Met leadership into chaos amid a flurry of revelations about their close links to News International.

Yates was head of the special police investigation team which was first sent to Cayman to investigation alleged corruption in the RCIPS when the officers were reporting directly to Scotland Yard. When the investigation dragged on and after the senior investigating officer, Martin Bridger retired from the metropolitan police service, the command structure changed. However Yates was in charge of the enquiry for most of its first year and visited the Cayman Islands in connection with the enquiry on several occasions.

See Daily Mail report



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