Six admit sham marriage racket in Black Country

Six people have admitted their involvement in a sham marriage racket in the Black Country.

Police outside Wolverhampton Crown Court
Wolverhampton Crown Court

The four men and two women appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court and pleaded guilty to charges relating to a suspected fake wedding operation which police smashed in a series of dawn raids in October.

Mohammed Akhtar, aged 27, of Dunstall Road, Wolverhampton, admitted 11 counts of conspiring to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non-EU person. Leon Horvat, 20, also of Dunstall Road, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non-EU person, one count of participating in a sham marriage and one count of conspiring to arrange a sham marriage.

Ishwarjot Singh, 25, of Highfield Road, Smethwick, admitted conspiring to facilitate a sham marriage.

Sandeep Bhullar, 27, of Tamworth Road, Corley, near Coventry, pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non-EU person.

All charges relate to events which happened between October 20, 2012 and October 13, 2013.

All four defendants were remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.

Polish national Marcin Cislak, 32, of Dunstall Road, admitted conspiring to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non-EU person. Ingrid Monova, 35, of Bright Street, admitted a similar offence.

Both defendants were granted conditional bail and their cases adjourned.

Five defendants from Wolverhampton pleaded not guilty to conspiring to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non-EU person. Veronika Mihalova, 21, of Dunstall Road; Lucie Ondicova, 25, of Springfield Road; Veronika Ondicova, 22, of Gatis Street; Vera Horvatova, 53, of Dunstall Road, and Petra Michalkova, 33, of Carter Road will go on trial on May 6.

Comments for: "Six admit sham marriage racket in Black Country"

Crell

Tip of the ice-berg, if you ask me. I also think something should be done about people who claim poverty yet somehow find the time to dart back-and-fourth 1000's of miles under the guise of 'culture'. More should be done to look at the REAL, ACTUAL reasons for these journeys; including people who go for arranged marriages, then return to this region only to procreate again and again until they conceive a male offspring. Then do the same either with or without their first wife. All within the same culture of course, or wow betide the those who don't tow the line. Yes, this view will offend some people. Just as those who preach - and practice - sensible birth control are offended by people who insist on making a crowded country even more crowded - and regardless of what race or religion they may be. We have to suffer the consequences, be it through sham marriage/immigration rackets to aforementioned practices. After all, we're forever being told to cut down out waste, so start by cutting down the reasons for it.