Via The Guardian
A Church of England vicar has been jailed for two and a half years after carrying out dozens of sham marriages allowing illegal immigrants to live in the UK.
The Rev Canon Dr John Magumba was presiding over so many weddings involving foreign nationals his diocese put him in charge of a working party on how to handle marriages for foreigners – and how to spot sham weddings.
Magumba, a father of six originally from Uganda, “asked no questions” when marrying a stream of Nigerian men and eastern European women who began flocking to his parish in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, from across the UK.
The 58-year-old told local churchgoers that African worshippers did not feel comfortable around so many white parishioners so he set up separate “African services”.
The number of weddings rocketed after Magumba became the team vicar for St Mary’s in Rochdale, St Peter’s in Newbold and St Luke’s in Deeplish.
He also admitted two counts of theft from his church councils by not declaring income from weddings and funerals.
He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to one count of conspiracy to facilitate a breach of UK immigration law by a non-EU person.
He also admitted two counts of theft from his church councils by not declaring income from weddings and funerals. Continue Reading…
Shame and disgrace. Look where greed and deception gets you.
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