London: An Indian man, who had arrived in the UK as a student in 2000 and went on to perpetuate a series of immigration scams, has been sentenced along with his wife for running a racket that helped many Indian citizens and others to stay in Britain illegally.
Vijay Sorthia, 35, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, following which he will be deported to India, while his 31-year-old wife, Bhawna, who helped him carry out the scams, was jailed for 15 months and also faces deportation to India.
The sentences were pronounced in the Isleworth Crown Court on Wednesday. The couple have three children.
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