Ten jailed for more than 28 years after fake immigration documents scam

Ten people have been jailed for a total of more than 28 years after supplying false employment documents to help unlawful immigration.

The individuals, who were based in Cardiff and Newport, were under investigation for their fraudulent activity for more than two years by the Immigration Enforcement’s Criminal and Financial Investigation team.

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Cardiff Crown Court heard how false employment documents, such as annual salary statements and wage slips, were manufactured which depicted alleged earnings in excess of £18,600.

These were then sold to immigration sponsors (UK Nationals), in one case for £4,500, in order to deceive the Home Office as to their financial circumstances so that fraudulent spousal visa applications could be submitted.