Another Slovak Woman Charged with Sham Wedding in UK
It seems like Slovak women just love those Pakistani men, with various cases of them getting married, unfortunately mostly for illegitimate reasons, as yet another case of wedlock in the UK shows.
The Slovak woman Marcela T and her fresh groom Choudry K took the leap at a registry office in Sheffield, but were caught on camera right afterwards taking off their rings and handing them back to one of the witnesses at the ceremony. The couple, who have no common language, have been arrested for partaking in a scam marriage as a result.
According to the Daily Mail in the UK, the Slovak bride was pregnant with someone else, has a sick husband back in Slovakia, and was living with another Slovak, who is behind bars. She was sentenced to 12 months in a British jail. In an earlier case, one of the planners of the sham marriages, and co-defendant in this case, was found with a special list of things needed for the wedding and cheap wedding rings in his car, with a list of costs, including EUR 4,500 for the would be brides. .
The Pakistani man had applied to the Home Office in 2009 for its approval of the marriage, which they received, meaning the wedding went ahead in June 2010. He is now on the run and will be deported as his stay in the UK is illegal. having come here in 2010 on a tourist visa and having his request for a residence permit rejected by the Home Office in 2010.
In a last ditch attempt at the impossible, the Slovak woman told the judge that the wedding was genuine and that she lived part-time also with her new Pakistani groom, even though she did not know the address.