Former NT police chief jailed

Greg Roberts
Ex-NT police chief John McRoberts has been jailed for attempting to pervert the course of justice

Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts has been jailed for 12 months after being found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The 59-year-old was found guilty in the NT Supreme Court in Darwin last month of intending to deflect and frustrate a fraud investigation into his former lover, travel agent Alexandra Xana Kamitsis.

Justice Dean Mildren jailed McRoberts for three years, to be suspended after one year, saying he was guilty of a gross misuse of power that "struck at the heart of justice", including to protect himself from scandal.