CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 10, 2010: A 30-year-old Trinidad national has been charged with a 33-year-old Portuguese man in an immigration sham wedding.
Authorities claim Falana McKenzie and Jorge Mouchino were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of immigration offences after a UK Border Agency raid on a registry office, in Shakespeare Street, where a suspected sham marriage was due to take place.
McKenzie has been charged with seeking to remain in the UK by deception while Mouchino was charged with assisting unlawful presence in an EU member state.
Sam Bullimore, UK Border Agency assistant director, said: `If we uncover marriages that are not genuine, we will challenge them and prosecute where appropriate. Our main aim is to identify the organisers who profit from – and fuel the demand for – sham marriages and destroy their criminal business.`