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Bollywood ‘cash for visa’ fraud

21 December 2021

Rupert Kent and Sam Willis prosecuted this high-profile ‘cash for visa’ scam focused around a company pretending to be involved in the Bollywood film industry. The 16-week trial resulted in unanimous guilty verdicts against six of the eight defendants. The jury heard how the ‘employees’ had been transferring their own money to the company, which was then used to pay the wage bill. This facade disguised the reality - that the company was not trading, that the ‘employees’ were not doing any real work, and that the ‘employment’ was merely a vehicle for the sale of worker visas. Rupert and Sam were instructed by the CPS Special Casework Unit.