Port Talbot man accused as part of Operation Elveden
A PORT Talbot man will appear at a London court next month charged with co-conspiring to commit misconduct in public office, following an investigation as part of Operation Elveden.
Marc Luis Alexander, 38, is accused of conspiring with Mirror journalist Greig Box-Turnbull while he worked at Holloway Prison, between 2006 and 2009.
He will appear with another seven people charged as part of the investigation into inappropriate payments made to police.
Gregor McGill, a senior lawyer with the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “It is...alleged that between February 1, 2006 and December 31, 2009, Marc Alexander, formerly a prison officer at HMP Holloway, received £2,700 for information sold to Greig Box Turnbull...relating to events within the prison in which he worked.”
He said following careful review of the evidence, Box Turnbull would face two charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct, while Alexander would be charged as a co-conspirator.
Grant Pizzey and Desra Reilly are also charged as co-conspirators in the same file, but CPS said it would not be bringing charges against another person in the file, due to insufficient evidence.
Eight people are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 5, including Alexander.