Sham Marriage Organisers Facing Jail Terms


A father of five who operated an international sham marriage operation from his home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire is facing a jail sentence.

Talib Hussain, 42, flew East European women to Pakistan for bogus weddings with Pakistani men in a “huge, well-organised, professional operation,” helped by his wife Rahina Zaman, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

By marrying women from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Britain, the Asian men would have been eligible to immigrate to the UK to settle.

More than 60 applications for UK visas were subsequently submitted accompanied by fake documents and photos of the bogus weddings.

But Border Agency investigators became suspicious when they noticed the same people appearing in different photos and the same clothes were being swapped between brides, grooms and guests.


Read more at SKY


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