LONDON (Web Desk) – London Metropolitan Police on Tuesday charged Mazhar Mahmood, the “Fake Sheikh” journalist of News of the World magazine, with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Mahmood was previously found involved in match fixing and he played key role in exposing notorious spot fixing scandal of Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir.

The decision has has been made in a case where he was found making fraudulent statements to create news stories and legal suits.

He will be presented in the court in next week.

In response to Crown Prosecution Service the legal counsel of Mazhar Mahmood has announced to contest it in the court.

“I deny the offence and I don’t have anything further to say,” said Azhar Mahmood in a statement.

Mazhar Mahmood had posed as Mazhar Majeed to expose spot fixing scandal that involved three Pakistani cricketers in August 2010. All three players and Mazhar Majeed were indicted in the case.