Nine people jailed following Bedfordshire immigration scam

24/09/2012

Luton businessman Gyash Uddin, 39, of Ivy Road, was today, Monday, 24 September 2012, sentenced at Luton Crown Court to 4-years imprisonment for his part in an immigration scam.

Uddin was found guilty by a jury on Wednesday, 29 August 2012, of conspiracy to facilitate a breach of the UK's immigration laws and fraud offences after a three week trial at Luton Crown Court.

Bangladeshi nationals Mohammed Razul Miah, 35, of Mill Road, Leighton Buzzard, and Mohammed Dolon Miah, 35, of Spencer Road, Luton, were also convicted of conspiracy to facilitate a breach of the UK's immigration laws on Wednesday, 29 August 2012, following a trial at Luton Crown Court and were each sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment.

Six Luton residents who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to facilitate a breach of the UK's immigration laws at earlier hearings were also jailed as follows:

Polish nationals:

Mariusz Rohde, 28, of Hitchin Road - 13-months

Dorota Wysocka, 45, of Studley Road - 16-months

Katarzyna Potrykus, 40, of Cowper Road - 12-months

Aneta Szczepanik, 35, of Kingsland Road - 12-months

Kamila Drozdowska, 28, of Bute Street - 13-months

British man Tera Miah, 58, of Hitchin Road - 8-months.

A press release detailing the case history and including quotes from the CPS and the UKBA was published on this website on Wednesday, 29 August 2012, following the three guilty verdicts.