Hounslow pair jailed over immigration scam

Santosh Koletti who was jailed for the scam Credit: Home Office

Two men involved in an immigration scam have been jailed for a total of 11 years. An investigation by the UK Border Agency found that Srinath Aredla, 39, and Santosh Koletti, 33, both from Hounslow, set up three bogus companies which were fronts to help people remain in the UK illegally.

Srinath Aredla, a solicitor involved in the scam Credit: Home Office

Senior investigating officer Robert Coxhead from the UK Border Agency, said:

“This was a sophisticated scam which netted the perpetrators a large amount of money – we estimate around £800,000.

"That Aredla was prepared to abuse his position as a practicing solicitor to help others break the law makes his offending all the more serious."