Operation Youthful – Oxford Crown Court
This case related to a serious and substantial immigration visa fraud consisting of 3 defendants. The lead defendant and his wife, set up a company that obtained a sponsorship license from the UKBA in order to recruit people from overseas to work at the company. This involved various applicants – who were either already in the UK or abroad applying for a visa to work in the UK under the scheme – allegedly paying money to the defendants for a visa. The prosecution disclosure in this matter was approximately 20,000 pages and the immigration fraud was estimated to have a value of over £1 million.