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Sham marriages vicar jailed

A Church of England vicar has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for presiding over nearly 250 sham marriages in what the judge has called "massive and systematic" immigration fraud.

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Vicar jailed over sham marriages

A Church of England vicar has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for presiding over nearly 250 sham marriages. The scam by 56-year-old Reverend Brian Shipsides centred around All Saints Church in Forest Gate in east London.

The Rev Brian Shipsides pocketed the proceeds for his own financial gain Credit: UK Border Agency

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