Anthony France, 41, from Watford, is facing charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Elveden, an investigation into allegations of corrupt payments to public officials, arrested him last year and he will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 21st August.

Operation Elveden is being run alongside Operation Weeting, an investigation into alleged phone hacking, and Operation Tuleta, an investigation into claims of computer hacking and other privacy breaches.

Please click here to view the profile of Adrian Keeling QC, defending.

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