Press release: Bogus Immigration Lawyer Jailed For Fraud

first_imgOn Thursday 26 July 2018, at Southwark Crown Court, Ms. Harvinder Kaur Thethi, aged 46 years, of Old Hall Gardens, Solihull, West Midlands, was found guilty of six counts of fraud by false representation. Ms. Thethi was remanded in custody pending a sentencing hearing.The offences took place between 1 June 2013 and 8 September 2014 in Hounslow, West London. Ms.Thethi, an unqualified person, falsely claimed to be a barrister, solicitor and a Home Office official with the ability to progress immigration applications. She obtained £68,000 from vulnerable people in payment for immigration related services which were promised but not delivered. Ms. Thethi ingratiated herself to the victims and was treated as a daughter or sister.This prosecution was the result of an OISC led investigation in partnership with Immigration Enforcement and the Metropolitan Police Service.On Thursday 6 September 2018 Ms. Thethi appeared before His Honour Judge Loraine-Smith at Southwark Crown Court for sentencing.Ms. Thethi was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment on each count to run concurrentlyIn sentencing HHJ Loraine-Smith stated:“You decided to embark on a fantasy life, when you claimed to be a successful lawyer earning a large income. You were nothing of the sort. The large amounts of money you obtained came entirely from money you had stolen from people you had befriended and cheated. People whose immigration status is precarious are very, very vulnerable. It is not surprising that if they found somebody they thought was a family friend, they could be convinced to part with large sums of money they could ill afford. You preyed on their vulnerability again and again…the investigation was thorough, fair, and – it is clear from the Victim Personal Statements – kind. I commend both officers in this case.”Speaking about the decision, Deputy Immigration Services Commissioner, Dr Ian Leigh, stated:“Securing the conviction of Ms Thethi is an excellent example of collaborative working by agencies operating within the immigration environment. The OISC is here to ensure that people seeking immigration advice are treated fairly by qualified people they can trust. Ms Thethi was operating outside of the law, preying upon vulnerable victims without regard for their protection or the consequences of her criminal behaviour. I am delighted with the outcome of this case, and I hope it sends a clear deterrent message to anyone considering acting similarly.”last_img read more

Students to share research at Human Development Conference

first_imgStudents from across the country and the world will present original research this Friday and Saturday at the seventh annual Human Development Conference.Senior and conference co-chair Christopher Newton said the conference’s basic goals are the same as any other academic conference: “dissemination of research, networking of researchers and sharing experiences and methods.”However, what makes this conference unique are the students presenting, Newton said. The conference will be composed of primarily undergraduates, both from all over the country and some from the nations of Uganda and India, he said.“These are undergrads, and a lot of them have conducted field work,” Newton said. “They’ve actually gone out to these countries and engaged with the people most closely involved [with these issues]. That’s a very difficult undertaking, so sharing how you go about that and what your experiences were is really valuable at this early stage of people’s development with that type of work.”Junior and conference co-chair Maggie Guzman said the diversity of participants at the conference will foster discussion throughout the weekend.“The purpose [of the Human Development Conference] is to create an environment of discussion, of debate, focusing on the future of development,” Guzman said. “This is a very interdisciplinary conference. We have students from all over the world and representing different majors. And they’re talking about different topics.”The inspiration behind the conference’s theme of “envision, enact, evaluate” was inspired by the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and the work to develop the Sustainable Development Goals to take their place, Newton said.“There’s the big picture [at the conference] of international development at large heading towards a crossroads,” he said.Jeffrey Sachs, who was highly involved in the creation of the Millennium Development Goals, will give the conference’s keynote address. The conference also boasts 16 different panels throughout the weekend, each of which addresses a different area of development, Newton said.“You could be going to a global health panel, and you could be getting national healthcare provision in Mexico and treatment of lymphatic filariasis in the Dominican Republic,” he said. “… That’s what we love personally about it — it’s just incredible the things that people are doing.”Even those who are not interested in doing research in development will benefit from listening to their peers at the conference, Guzman said.“It doesn’t just have to be only research, but if you’re interested in doing an internship, going abroad — getting a feel for the culture, the problems, the politics involved, the state of development in that region — that’s also very important,” she said. “We have very big focus and representation from all of the different areas around the world, so even if you have a slight interest in exploring the world, this is a great way to get exposed to the problems we are currently facing internationally.”Students are required to register for the conference if they plan to attend the event’s keynote address. Registration and more information on the conference is located on the Kellogg Institute’s website.Tags: Dominican Republic, Human Development Conference, Jeffrey Sachs, Mexicolast_img read more

Liverpool agree deal to sell midfielder Ovie Ejaria to Reading

first_img read also:Ovie  Ejaria  hasty in Liverpool return says Steven Gerrard London-born Ejaria had a previous loan spell with the Royals during the 2018-19 season, making 16 appearances. The England Under-20 World Cup winner has also spent time at Rangers and Sunderland. The former Arsenal Academy player joined Liverpool at the age of 16 and made eight appearances for the Reds. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool have sold Ovie Ejaria to Reading, where he has signed a four-year contract. Ejaria, 22, spent last season on loan with the Royals and made 39 appearances for the Sky Bet Championship club. “Naturally, everybody at the club is delighted to have got this transfer over the line and it is a deal our owner, Mr Dai (Dai Yongge), was very keen to see completed as soon as was possible,” Reading boss Mark Bowen told the club website. “Ovie has shown everyone his exceptional quality in the time he has spent here on loan and I’m sure all our supporters are excited to see him continue to impress as a Royal during the course of the next four years.”Advertisement Promoted ContentThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Ways Drones Are Going To Change Our Livescenter_img Loading… last_img read more

NBBF disclaims malicious tweet

first_imgRelatedPosts Serbia-based Nigerian basketballer slumps, dies after training NBBF celebrates Nigerian Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade Pray for Nigeria during Ramadan — NBBF The Nigeria Basketball Federation has disclaimed a publication in the social media where it was claimed that the federation had secured the release of funds from the Ministry of Youth and Sports ahead of the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympic qualification tournament in Maputo, Mozambique.The NBBF made the disclaimer in a statement on Thursday.The statement said: “The attention of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has been drawn to a publication via a twitter handle ‘D’TigresNG’ alleging that the Ministry has released funds to the NBBF and that the federation could not pay the D’Tigress players who represented Nigeria at the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Maputo, Mozambique, their appropriate allowances in order to prosecute the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament whose 1st window ended in Maputo, Mozambique, a few days ago.“The NBBF wants the public to note that it does not have any form of control of this twitter handle and it dissociates itself in every material particular from that twitter publication which is indeed false and misleading and urges members of the public and all concerned to disregard it in its entirety.”The NBBF said it was unable to pay the players their full allowance in Maputo as it was not in position to do so due to lack of funds. It said: “The federation has not received any related funding from the ministry yet, which is still being processed and expected.”The Federation made it clear to the players in Maputo that when the funds eventually become available, they would receive their full entitlements.The NBBF, the statement added, has launched an investigation to get at the root of this publication, which is believed to be the handiwork of detractors bent on derailing the D’Tigress’ Olympic Games aspirations and also to portray the federation in bad light before the sports ministry. Tags: NBBFlast_img read more

Susan G. Komen Florida Recruiting BigWigs Campaign

first_imgThroughout the competition, BigWigs will work to encourage friends and colleagues to support their efforts of raising funds for life-saving breast cancer diagnostics, navigation, education, screening, and treatment services provided throughout Florida. It won’t be unusual to see these participants popping up around social media (and hopefully around town soon enough) donning their pink wigs and sharing informational tips about breast health, personal stories of their ties to breast cancer, and asking for donations to help support Komen’s efforts to create a world without breast cancer. While BigWigs are having tons of fun, the reason they are fundraising is that breast cancer continues to affect 1 in 8 women at some point in their lifetime, and a countless number of men. This year many of these people will also have lost their jobs and their health benefits. Every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the United States. This year alone 268,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are anticipated to be diagnosed in women and 2,600 cases in men. With events such as these, Komen Florida is able to make an incredible impact on increasing the current number of 3.8 million breast cancer survivors living today. Each participant is challenged to raise a minimum of $1,000 to support breast health programs and services in Florida, and along the way they will be treated to prizes, incentives, and opportunities to boast of being named a top fundraiser, top team, BigWig with the most donors, or most creative campaign. For more information on the 2020 BigWigs campaign, please visit at komenflorida.org/bigwigs, or contact Kelly Lindsey at (561) 514-3020 or [email protected] with questions. About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Florida: Komen Florida is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across the state of Florida. For more information, call (561) 514-3020 or visit www.komenflorida.org. It’s all about having fun and raising funds and Susan G. Komen Florida’s BigWigs campaign does both while helping in the fight against breast cancer. The organization is proud to once again host their BigWigs fundraising campaign and invites area business and community leaders to join in raising awareness, and funds during a friendly competition that runs from September 21st through October 31st. About Susan G. Komen®Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide.  We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information.  Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.last_img read more

Hunters trailing 12-2 at break

first_imgBoth sides tested each other in the opening minutes in a tussle to get early points on the board.After gathering up some momentum, the Jets found the try line in the 12th minute through fullback Carlin Anderson, who flew over to score on the wing.Anderson added the extras for his own try to put the home side out for an early 6-0 lead.The Hunters put the pressure right back on the Jets from the kick off with a good set of six that brought them within striking range to score.A penalty to the Hunters 10 metres out gave them first points after Noel Zeming lined up the ball and struck it through the posts.But the Jets continued to build pressure and this turned into more points in the 26th minute when quick hands to spread the ball out to winger and fellow Papua New Guinean Richard Pandia to cross over for a first for the game.Anderson converted right from the sideline to make it 12-2.last_img read more