The first person convicted in recent corruption and phone-hacking investigation was jailed for 15 months today.
Senior counter-terrorism detective April Casburn was sentenced at the Old Bailey for misconduct in public office for offering to sell information to the News of the World (NotW).
She called the NotW news desk on September 11 2010, and told journalist Tim Wood she was concerned the recently launched corruption probe was a waste of resources.
The detective denied asking for money, but Mr Wood had made a note that she "wanted to sell inside information."
Mr Justice Fulford told her it was "a corrupt attempt to make money out of sensitive and potentially very damaging information."
Ms Casburn is currently in the process of adopting a child and the judge said that had not been the case he would have sentenced her to three years.
A Scotland Yard statement said: "There is no place for corrupt officers or staff in the Metropolitan Police Service."
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