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PC Taner Alkac admits running background checks on his own family
A snooping police officer today admitted running unauthorised intelligence checks on members of his own family - seven months after he was cleared of a mortgage con.
Taner Alkac, 42, from Enfield, illegally scoured Metropolitan Police records for information on his sister Sybil Alkac and ex-wife Zara Porsche.
The Hendon-based officer also made checks into an unrelated male named Hatal Datta.
Southwark Crown Court heard Alkac scoured the computer records between March 2008 and January 2010.
Alkac, originally from Turkey, today pleaded guilty to three counts of obtaining personal information and one count of attempting to obtain personal information.
He had faced a further 11 similar counts but prosecutors asked for those charges to lie on file.
The court heard Alkac is due to face internal disciplinary hearings and is likely to lose his job as a result of his conviction.
Taner was remanded on bail by Judge Stephen Robbins.
He will be sentenced on November 2.
In January, Taner was cleared at the same court of two charges of fraud.
It was claimed he lied about earning £75,000 a year to secure mortgages worth almost £600,000, but was found not guilty by a jury.
Details of the previous case can now be revealed after a contempt of court order banning publication of his acquittal was lifted.