TV presenter convicted of providing illegal immigration advice

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

July 20
16:33 2016

Ms Pantea Modiri, 41, of Arrabella Drive, Putney, London, today pleaded guilty to one charge of providing unregulated immigration advice and services at Westminster Magistrates Court.

She was sentenced to a 1,200 fine, compensation in the sum of 1,125 and ordered to pay costs of 991, in addition to a victim surcharge of 120.

Ms Modiri is a prominent figure within the Persian community and has appeared regularly as a community TV presenter. She operated under 2 business names, Coronation Law LLP and Modiri & Co, advertising in a Persian community publication and a company website.

Speaking about the decision, the Deputy Immigration Services Commissioner, Dr Ian Leigh said:

We have clear standards outlining what we expect in terms of the fitness and competence of regulated advisers.

Ms Modiri chose to operate outside the law. I am delighted with the outcome of this case, and I hope this sends a clear message to other people considering providing immigration advice - either act within the law or you will find yourself in court.

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