A former Kent council leader has been jailed for 18 months for misconduct in public office after using confidential information to secure lucrative property deals.
Maurice 'Sandy' Ezekiel, who led Thanet District Council for seven years, was convicted after a two-week trial at Maidstone Crown Court.
Co-defendant Philip Emanuel, from Margate, was found guilty of aiding and abetting Ezekiel. He was given a suspended prison sentence.
Tom Savvides was in court and speaks to Nigel Pilkington of the Crown Prosecution Service and Det Sgt Ady Brown of Kent Police.
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