UK: Home Office worker ‘was lynchpin of plot to let illegal migrants stay’: Employee is accused of falsifying records that could have seen hundreds benefit


Shamsu Iqbal was allegedly the lynchpin of the group that used his ‘trusted’ Home Office position to falsify documents – with investigators identifying 437 potential cases over five yearsShamsu Iqbal's co-accused, lawyer Mohammed Hussain

  • Shamsu Iqbal, 61, allegedly used his position in the Home Office to falsify papers
  • Investigators identified potential 437 cases of faking documents over five years  
  • Home Office worker helped by Usman, 45, Hussain, 49, and Ali, 47, a court heard
  • Group changed records to give new identities to people who were in UK illegally

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