MI5 Officer 'Martin'
Martin is the name used by the media to refer to an MI5 officer who came to public attention when his wife was exposed a dominatrix who set up Formula One boss Max Mosley for a News of the World story.
'Martin' is a former Royal Marines officer. He was an MI5 officer at the time he met his wife 'Michelle' in 2003. The couple claimed that they concealed the fact the she was a professional dominatrix from his superiors, but that his colleagues were aware of her activities.
It was Martin who arranged to sell the story of Mosley's attendance at an orgy on 28 March 2008 to the News of the World. He later claimed that he concealed this from his employers who were not involved.
After MI5 were told of his role he was suspended on full pay. The day before Mosley's court case against the News of the World, at which Michelle was due to be a key witness, Martin received a letter from MI5 reminding him of his obligations under the Official Secrets Act. After the case he resigned from MI5.
- Andrew Alderson and Sean Rayment, Max Mosley orgy revelation forces M15 agent to quit, The Telegraph, 17 May 2008.
- Jason Lewis, How an MI5's involvement in a sex-scandal led to a high-speed car chase through London, MailOnline, 8 June 2008.
- Angela Levin, My MI5 husband DID set up Max Mosley, admits whip-wielding dominatrix, MailOnline, 3 August 2008.