Thirteen illegal workers found in nursing home.

Posted: August 22, 2010 in British jobs for British workers, Law & Disorder

‘Ere read this bumf from Linford Park Nursing Home’s web site;

Ilie“Our care team consists of experienced Carers, Senior Carers and Registered General Nurses who all work under the guidance and supervision of our Manager.”

With its setting in “26 acres of stunning natural woodlands and fields within the New Forest….” prices at single £500 – £700 , shared £450 – £550 per week seem reasonable.

Unfortunately when UK Border Agency raided the care home in Poulner, Ringwood on 29 July 2010 they found thirteen illegal workers.

Six Filipinos, two Ghanians and a Malawian national were removed from the UK between Tuesday 3 and Monday 14 August, two offenders remain in detention while waiting deportation. Two others were granted immigration bail at the time.

Still on the subject of illegal workers

IlieA bogus dentist from Iraq has been found guilty of faking identity documents and qualifications to practice in the UK.

Saman Rasoul, aged 34, now faces jail and deportation after a 7-day trial at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.

Rasoul’s deception began on 15 March 2003 when he gave a false name and date of birth to claim asylum after he landed at Manchester Airport. He used the identity of 28-year-old Muhammed Ismaeel Saman – the name he used during his trial – and continued to use it extensively to commit a series of financial and identity-fraud offences.

By 2007, Rasoul was a failed asylum seeker. He then used his true identity to apply for work with the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust as a senior house officer. When this posting ended, he began work as a dentist in Merthyr Tydfil, in the same trust area.

In early 2009, the UK Border Agency received intelligence suggesting that Rasoul was involved in identity fraud. He was arrested on 1 July 2009 at his workplace (the ‘Hollies’, in Merthyr) on suspicion of offences under the Identity Cards Act and fraud by false representation.

His genuine Iraqi passport, which he had failed to show when he claimed asylum six years earlier, was found during a search of Rasoul’s home in Penarth. Also discovered were:

a photocopy of a ‘dental qualification’ from an Iraqi university, which had been faxed from a number in Iraq in 2003 – this contained alterations in Rasoul’s handwriting, including a sketch of the university’s official stamp;

‘references’ from dentists in Iraq, which handwriting experts believe were written by Rasoul;

birth certificates, of which some were blank and others were doctored;

letters to fictitious addresses;

forged Home Office letters, some of which suggested there were no restrictions on Rasoul’s ability to work in the UK;

evidence that Rasoul was receiving mail at two addresses using various identities.

Before he was caught by the UK Border Agency, Rasoul even had the cheek to write to his MP, Alun Michael, to bolster his campaign to stay in the UK by claiming that he had been offered a job at a dental practice in London. A search of his home revealed that the letter offering employment was forged.

By the way

Health authorities spent £314m on management consultants last year equivalent to employing 10,000 nurses. Spending across England in the last two years has doubled up from £176m in 2007-2008. That’s where cuts should be made not old people’s winter heating payment.

Back on the subject of illegal workers, ten have been discovered working as cleaners at the House of Commons.

Although staff at the Palace of Westminster are required to undergo stringent background checks by police and the security services before being issued passes to the heart of Britain’s Government it doesn’t seem to apply to KGB Cleaners, the outsourcing firm with the contract to clean lavatories, sweep corridors and polish floors in the Palace of Westminster.

Completely changing the subject

IlieThe number of people in Britain seized under the “no-evidence-needed” European Arrest Warrant show a total of 1,032 people were detained and extradited by British police on the orders of European prosecutors in the 12 months to April, up from 683 in 2008-09. The Home Office expects a further 70% rise, to 1,700 cases, next year.

Although Britain has the same rights to request no-evidence extraditions from other EU countries, figures show that only 98 people were brought to the UK on European Arrest Warrants in 12 months, a fall of 6% on the year before. Mind you it seems most of the foreign criminals are in the UK already.

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Comments
  1. Howard Thomas says:

    Apparantly the German doctor that killed a man over here on his first shift was ‘applied’ for under the EAW but the German court would not co-operate.
    It seems to me that the country applying for extradition should have to present at least some of its evidence to a UK court before extradition can happen. This law seems to be open to abuse.

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