UK Immigration Chief Gets Nearly 4 Years For Bribery

Law360, London (April 11, 2019, 10:35 PM BST) -- A London judge slapped a chief immigration officer with a nearly four-year sentence Thursday for demanding a bribe from an Indian national facing deportation, saying the public needs to have confidence that people in positions of public trust “are completely above such corruption.”

Judge Michael Gledhill sentenced immigration official Jaspreet Kaur, 41, to 45 months, saying he wanted to send out “the clearest possible message for people in similar positions of trust” that if they resort to bribery, they’ll face substantial time behind bars.

The victim, who was battling to stay in the country when Kaur called him to demand £2,500 ($3,267)...

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