Sham marriage solicitor jailed

Solicitor Tevfick Souleiman was jailed for ten years at the Old Bailey today for running an immigration sham marriage scam.

"Conveyor belt of brides"

Tevfick Souleiman was told he had let down his profession and destroyed the trust placed in lawyers.

Judge John Bevan said members of Souleiman GA solicitors had run a "conveyor belt" of brides being flown in from eastern European countries.

They would marry men they had never met from non-EU countries and be flown out the next day after being paid by the north London firm.

Ten years for marriage scam solicitor

Members of a gang which ran one of Britain's biggest ever 'brides to order' scams have been jailed for a total of nearly 35 years today.

Solicitor Tevfick Souleiman from Hatfield in Hertfordshire was jailed for ten years for running an immigration sham marriage scam estimated to be worth £20 million through his north London law firm.

Cenk Guclu of Enfield and Furrah Kosimov from Wembley both received nine-year prison terms. Zafer Altinbas from Islington, who used his windfall from the scam to buy a Bentley with personalised numberplates, received a sentence of six years and nine months because of his guilty plea.

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