Bulgarian Thrown in Jail for Marriage Fraud in UK

Crime | January 28, 2014, Tuesday // 17:13| Views: | Comments: 1
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Thrown in Jail for Marriage Fraud in UK Bulgarian woman was thrown in jail for marriage scam in the UK. File photo.

A Bulgarian woman and her Pakistani partner have been imprisoned for trying to enter into a sham marriage in the UK.

Aneta Kaleeva, a 25-year-old Bulgarian of north east London, and the Pakistani national Arfat Hussain, 24 were arrested during their fake wedding ceremony in January 2013, British media reported.

A year later, in January 2014, the couple both admitted perjury charges during their trial and were sentenced to eight months in prison.

Hussain had been trying to gain leave to remain in the UK as the spouse of a European Economic Area national.

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Fr Jack Hackett - 29 Jan 2014 // 13:09:54

And people wonder why people in the UK are worried about the influx from Eastern Europe. I understand there have been hundred of such fake marriages uncovered over the last year, most of them with E European 'brides'

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