Thursday, 27 November 2008

Southall Businessman In 'Bogus Visa' Trial

A businessman is on trial after being accused of supplying bogus information to support visa applications.

Joginder Singh Kaile, 48, a local businessman, promised to accommodate more than 60 nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles and aunts.

Joginder, of Western Road, Southall, is being tried at Isleworth Crown Court.

He was arrested in June 2007 and charged with 40 charges of breaching or attempting to facilitate a breach of immigration law by supplying false information to support visa applications for people from India, between December 2005 and August 2007.

That is over a period of 20 months. Yet that is equivalent of "two applications every week" according to prosecutor Anuja Dhir.

Something fishy somewhere.

Not as fishy as the following.

In October 1999, Indian Joginder Singh Kaile, 39, was jailed for six-and-a-half years after police uncovered a racket believed to have brought thousands of illegal immigrants into Britain.

He charged £7,000 per person upfront to fly them from India to Russia or Europe. They were then crammed into lorries or cars for the journey across Europe into Britain.

He then forced them to work in his sweatshops.
They had to pay extra for providing them with fake papers, cover stories or getting them jobs.

Many were found to be living in cramped conditions in a shed behind his house. They had to pay for the privilege.

The operation was run from his home in Southall. He lured the Indians with the promise of a better life in Britain through his company the Immigration Advisory Service.

The police described it as the biggest immigration racket they had come across.

Police believe that the scam, which ran from 1993, would have made him a millionaire, but they have not been able to track down his assets.

The last line is very deceptive.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration and one charge of deception at the Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court.

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