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Registrar forged birth certificates for African gang in 4m benefits fraud
Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Christian Gysin

Posted on 01/26/2013 10:04:07 PM PST by JohnPDuncan

Maybe he can get a job in the Administration?

- A crooked registrar faces a lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty of issuing false birth certificates to a gang of African fraudsters who stole at least £4million from taxpayers over 20 years.

Azu Akpom provided fake certificates to the ringleader of the gang who went on to create false identities for up to 100 children to milk the benefits system.

Croydon Crown Court heard how the Nigerian-born father of three was ultimately trapped by a text message which, despite his denial, showed he knew the gang’s chief conspirator, Ugandan-born Ruth Nabuguzi, 49.

Last year the same court heard how she was at the centre of the scam which also saw her claim to be suffering from HIV and needing costly drugs – yet in reality she sent them back to Uganda to be sold for huge profits.

Supplying the drugs for so many years cost the taxpayer more than £2million. The gang exploited false identities in the fraud relating to accommodation and sub-letting of flats at a cost of £650,000, and various benefits totalling £900,000.

This week 46-year-old Akpom’s role in the scam was exposed as prosecutor Paul Raudnitz told the jury: ‘This case revolves around the making of false identities for children and Azu Akpom as a registrar was at the centre of helping make those identities.

‘While he denies any knowledge of knowing Ruth Nabuguzi there is an incriminating text message directly from his mobile phone to hers which was found by the investigating authorities.

‘These certificates enabled the gang to make numerous false claims for both child benefits and child tax credits and other allowances.

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1 posted on 01/26/2013 10:04:12 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Nothing new under the Sun.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 10:09:58 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: JohnPDuncan
guilty of issuing false birth certificates to a gang of African fraudsters who stole at least £4million from taxpayers over 20 years...

So, what kind of penalty does one get for issuing a false BC to an African fraudster who stole $6 Trillion from US taxpayers over 4 years?

3 posted on 01/26/2013 10:12:18 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Was there this much fraud and abuse when the Church was the primary provider of support for the poor?


4 posted on 01/26/2013 10:12:58 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Nothing new under the Sun. Obama’s story inspires 100’s.


5 posted on 01/26/2013 10:13:52 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: C210N

LOL!


6 posted on 01/26/2013 10:17:17 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

He’s got a bright future in Hawaii!


7 posted on 01/26/2013 10:47:44 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Cowboy Bob
"Was there this much fraud and abuse when the Church was the primary provider of support for the poor?"

Wow, that is an excellent comment. Chart the rise in government social welfare against the fall of church attendance. The giving has become thieving and we have no say in how it is spent.

8 posted on 01/27/2013 4:00:13 AM PST by NoExpectations
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sfl


9 posted on 01/27/2013 5:11:35 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Nothing new under the Sun.

Or in the Daily Mail, for that matter.

10 posted on 01/27/2013 6:26:05 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Nothing new under the Sun.

Or in the Daily Mail, for that matter.

11 posted on 01/27/2013 6:26:05 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Azu Akpom ?
Doesn’t sound like a typical Limey name...


12 posted on 01/27/2013 6:55:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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