A GARDA probe has identified more than 130 taxi drivers believed to be part of a sham marriage
Police arrested a man in Nicosia on Sunday evening wanted in connection with a sham marriage
Staging a sham marriage
is not a shortcut British citizenship -- but to jail.
A GROOM in a sham marriage
has been handed an extra jail term after trying to flee the country after his conviction.
In 2012, Slovakians Helen Kulova, 47, Ivan Balog, 27, and Renata Kulova, 20, were jailed for three years each at Dundee Sheriff Court after they promised 19-year-old Anna Tothova a "better life" if she entered into a sham marriage
ACOUPLE who only met for the first time on their wedding day and who couldn't even speak each other's language have been jailed for their part in a sham marriage
A FOREIGN couple who took part in a sham marriage
to allow the woman to remain in the UK were jailed.
A court heard Romana Nistrova, a 23-year-old Czech national from Birmingham, agreed to enter into a sham marriage
A sham marriage
or civil partnership typically occurs when a non-European national marries someone from the European Economic Area as a means of attempting to gain long-term residency and the right to work and claim benefits in the UK.
A sham marriage
is not illegal in itself, but can be a cover for a number of offences from perjury to facilitating a breach of immigration law.
The jury was told that the so-called bride and groom, together with three others arrested at the time of the proposed ceremony in July of last year, had already admitted a charge of conspiring to facilitate a breach of UK immigration laws by a sham marriage
GETTING TOUGH Police arresting people involved in a sham marriage
ring, involving illegal immigrants, operating across the North East SHAM MARRIAGE Svetlana Kozlovskaja and Harinder Singh were caught after getting married
Yesterday, the grooms - Manpreet Singh, 27, of Dudley Road in Wolverhampton, and Jasbir Singh, 21, of Dudding Road, Wolverhampton, admitted they conspired in a sham marriage
Investigations into the fraud offences began in March 2010 and centred around male victims who were approached on a dating website and tricked into entering what transpired to be a sham marriage
. As part of the sham, the victims lost thousands of pounds through giving cash for goods and services for the 'wedding' that were never actually purchased.
It is also clear that the system must recognise and respect the parties' human rights, however, it must also provide the checks and balances necessary to act as an effective deterrent to those who intend to participate in a sham marriage