Two people charged with immigration offences


West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) to charge two people from Wolverhampton with immigration offences.

David Rouse, Senior Crown Prosecutor from the West Midlands CPS Complex Casework Unit, said: "Following a very diligent investigation by officers from the UKBA, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Duman Singh, aged 55 and Gurdev Kaur Nagra, aged 48.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the evidence, I have authorised the UKBA to charge Duman Singh and Gurdev Kaur Nagra both with one count each of facilitating a breach of immigration law by a non EU citizen and one count each of providing immigration advice when not licensed by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioners.

"These charges relate to a period between June 1998 and September 2010 when the defendants submitted in excess of 200 wrongly particularised and therefore deceptive applications to the Home Office for leave to remain in the UK on behalf of persons who had arrived here illegally, with a view to making a substantial financial gain from the fees which they charged to those applicants, and when they were not licensed to provide such immigration advice as the law requires.

"The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. They will both be appearing before Wolverhampton Magistrates' court on Tuesday 8 November 2011."