Emails to New Zealand's highest-ranking military officers show there was support for Alfred Keating after he was accused of planting a hidden camera in a Washington DC embassy bathroom.

But our ex-Chief of Navy was one who was seemingly frustrated he could not publicly condemn the former top military attache to the United States, communications released to the Herald under the Official Information Act (OIA) reveal.

Immune from prosecution in the US but not from the New Zealand Police, Keating has now gone from distinguished commodore to convicted criminal following his sentencing this week.

A jury earlier

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