Max Mosley orgy revelation forces M15 agent to quit

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Whiskybreath, May 17, 2008.

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  1. Here's the week's portion of juice and scandal; all good gripping stuff! In amongst the tarts, leather bootlaces and SS insignia, the prostitute wife of an MI5 agent - formerly a "military" man!

    Bet he's named within the week, and his former Regt/Corps RSM goes into hiding before telling all to the Sun for a small charitable consideration.
     
  2. Wonder how many meetings without coffee or biscuits this must have spawned:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1976775/Max-Mosley-orgy-revelation-forces-M15-agent-to-quit.html

    "An MI5 agent has resigned after it emerged his prostitute wife engineered the tabloid sting that exposed Max Mosley, the head of motor racing, as having taken part in a sado-masochistic orgy.
    The disclosure is deeply embarrassing for Britain's security service and has forced a review of vetting.

    The man was a surveillance operative with several years of service. His wife, 38, is believed to have approached the News of the World when she realised that Mr Mosley – a regular client – had booked five prostitutes for a sex session costing £2,500.

    It is understood that Jonathan Evans, the director general of MI5, has informed Gordon Brown and Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, that one of his agents was caught up in the sting.

    Mr Evans gave a categorical assurance that MI5 was not involved and Whitehall officials insist that, because Mr Mosley did not represent a security threat, he would not have been the subject of a covert operation.

    The agent, who is in his 40s, is understood to have served in the military before joining MI5. He had responsibility for watching al-Qa'eda suspects, Russian spies, crime bosses and drug lords.

    Mr Mosley, 68, faces a vote of confidence over his role as president of the FIA in Paris on June 3. But he insists that his "eccentric" sex life does not render him unfit to run one of the world's most glamorous sports.

    He said of the Telegraph's disclosure: "This is an astonishing piece of information, which I will pass on to my legal advisers." Before being recruited by MI5, the agent would have undergone "developed vetting", during which he would have been questioned about every aspect of his private life. Like all potential recruits, he would have been asked if he had a drugs, alcohol or gambling habit.

    Other lines of inquiry would include questions on his sex life and whether or not he visited prostitutes. This is meant to determine whether an individual could be blackmailed and might therefore be a security risk.

    All agents are vetted throughout their careers. What will worry Thames House, MI5's London HQ, is why the agent was not identified as a potential risk.

    It is understood that he resigned on being confronted with evidence of his wife's involvement in the affair. The Telegraph is not naming him on security grounds. His wife is believed to have been paid tens of thousands of pounds by the News of the World for her story and used the newspaper's surveillance equipment. The couple married last year.

    The News of the World published its front-page story on Mr Mosley on March 30 under the headline: "F1 boss has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers." Mr Mosley has denied the sessions had Nazi overtones and is seeking damages for what he claim was invasion of privacy.

    Insiders at the News of the World have suggested that it was nothing more than a coincidence that their source for the story was married to an agent and deny that he played any role in the sting. "
     
  3. For all your journos out there, the paper that entraps, set ups and "stings" a fellow newspapers editor and all its staff will have all our never ending support, ahh shit forgot these editors dont ever do anything wrong and just ruin everyone elses life for a non story.

    Cal
     
  4. Whiskybreath beat you to it - by about 13 hours.

    Mods - a thread merge I think (ideal - both threads, same name).

    Now - where's that recruitment ad for Mi5 . . . . still setting the same high standards as in Blunt's day. :D
     
  5. Makes you wonder about that vetting thing they do . . . .
     
  6. Feel sorry for the Agent. As for Mosley, I may feel sorry for him round about the time Satan goes ice skating.

    When is he going to resign?