Harlesden man sentenced for giving illegal immigration advice
Nicholas Moss was today, 6th February 2012, convicted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of illegally providing immigration advice and services.
Moss (48), of Drayton Road, Harlesden, London NW10, traded as Community Care Project. He was not authorised to provide immigration advice or services. Yet, over a five year period (2005 to 2010), a Zimbabwean paid Moss £2,335 for immigration advice and services.
In 2008 Moss, was convicted of illegally providing immigration advice and services and he was ordered by the same court to stop this activity. Despite this, and knowing that he must be regulated by the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), Moss continued to provide immigration advice and services illegally.
Moss was sentenced on this occasion to four months imprisonment suspended for two years. In addition a six months supervision order was imposed and he was ordered to pay prosecution costs of £4,034.
The Immigration Services Commissioner, Suzanne McCarthy, said: Moss chose to continue operating outside the law and without regard for the protection of his clients. I am delighted with the outcome of this case, and I hope it sends a clear message to other people considering providing immigration advice - either act within the law or you will find yourself in court.