Four fraudsters who practiced illegally claiming money from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to make fraudulent visa appeals have been sentenced.
Mohammed Jillur Rahman Khan, 43, who is a London taxi driver and the group that helped in the production of 53 bogus firms, building false documentation which was utilized by international nationals in false visa applications.
Married couple Mazharul Haque aged 46 and Maksuda Begum aged 45, from Dartfordalong and Shaheda Roxsana, aged 47, from Edmonton, managed these firms to attempt to promote false repayment claims from H.M.R.C across a three-year term.
Khan was convicted to two years in jail, suspended for a tenure of two years, and was barred from running a business for four years. Roxsana was convicted to 19 months in jail, suspended for a tenure of two years, and was barred from running a firm for three years. Begum was convicted to ten months in jail, suspended for a tenure of two years. Haque was convicted to 16 months in jail, suspended for a tenure of two years.
The immigration scam was revealed in 2011 when the Home Office recognized a suspicious model in a series of points-based appeals for Tier 1 entrepreneur and general visas.
Both paths had a vital financial requirement, with appellants earn points depends on either their past earnings or by showing that they had access to a minimum amount of £50,000 to invest in the business of UK. Caseworkers observed that many applications were being presented using small variations on the identical company names.
An examination by Immigration Enforcement’s Financial and Criminal Investigation (CFI) team was started and HMRC called in to examine the validity of the firms and PAYE claims associated with them.
They produced fake payslips and presented fraudulent information on nearly 900 visa applications to assure qualification for a Tier 1 visa.
At the time of the offenses, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (General) visas were both possible paths to receiving the settlement in the UK.
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