A FORMER cop’s plea for a light sentence fell on deaf ears and she was sentenced to four years in prison.
The Port Elizabeth Regional Court yesterday sentenced Alicia Beeming (34) for defeating the ends of justice after she pleaded guilty in 2017.
The case related to a secret affair she had with wanted gangster Hans Jordaan.
In handing down the sentence, magistrate Onke Myataza said: “A custodial sentence was the only option to consider in this case. You not only put the relationship between the police gang unit and the community in jeopardy, you also put the lives of your colleagues and witnesses in danger. Former gang unit boss Colonel Mike Grobler led evidence that your actions broke the trust and relationship between the gang unit and the community of Northern Areas.”
Myatza said as a result of this, all the cases she had been involved in, against a number of suspects, were dropped, including Jordaan.
Myatza said he believed Beeming’s three kids would be taken care of while she was in prison.
She kept quiet about her relationship with Jordaan, a member of the Upstand Dogs gang, while cops were looking for him in connection with an attempted murder case in 2014.