Bent police IT boss gets six years

A former police IT boss who took nearly half a million pounds in backhanders has been jailed for six years. Brian Chant, 62, abused his position as chief information officer at procurement services company Achilles by accepting bribes from a contractor for work with the firm. The corrupt executive lined his pockets with £470K by receiving secret cuts from his employer for the SPTL and Systems Plus IT contract, Southwark Crown Court heard. Chant, of Andover, Hampshire, denied receiving a…

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