Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
Mr Vinod Chacko, 38, an Indian national of Brookleyside, Stanmore, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment suspended for 2 years, 200 hours of community service orders, 11,980 compensation and 2,264 prosecution costs at Hammersmith Magistrates Court, on 28 April 2015.
Mr Chacko had been found guilty of providing unregulated immigration advice; he had previously been ordered to pay 11,000 to a victim at a civil court hearing.
Mr Chacko traded as Right Visas from Park House, 111 Uxbridge Road, Ealing between August 2013 and October 2014. Upon sentencing, Magistrate Mrs J Smith said:
The offences you have committed have been aggravated by the incompetent advice given, adversely affecting the immigration status of your victims and the large sums of money you obtained.
Speaking about the decision, the Immigration Services Commissioner, Suzanne McCarthy, said:
Illegally providing immigration advice is a serious offence, and the sentence handed down today reflects this. Peddling illegal immigration advice ruins peoples lives.