UGANDAN FAMILY FRAUDSTERS JAILED FOR A TOTAL OF 19 YEARS FOR £4 MILLION WORTH OF BENEFIT FRAUD IN THE UK...!!!


Eight of the fraudsters believed to be from Uganda have been jailed for a total of 19 years.
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A family of Ugandan fraudsters stole at least £4million from taxpayers in a 20-year scam.
One created fake identities for up to 100 children to milk the benefit system. She also claimed to suffer from HIV and require costly drugs – but in reality sent them back to Uganda to be sold for huge profits.

A court heard that supplying the drugs for so many years cost the taxpayer more than £2million. A further £154,000 went on education for the ‘family’, with £37,500 for a single higher education course.

Fraud relating to accommodation costs and sub-letting of flats cost £650,000, and the family’s myriad benefits totalled £900,000.

During their six-week trial, a jury heard how the group ‘conspired together to create, use and exploit’ false identities in order to carry out the staggering fraud.

An investigator told the Daily Mail: ‘The trouble is, they had so many identities that it may never be known exactly how much they took out of the benefits system and this country over such a long period of time.’

Prosecutor Paul Raudnitz said: ‘The tentacles of this fraud went far and wide for many, many years. Each defendant at different times joined the conspiracy.’
Jailed: Ruth Nabuguzi was the ringleader of a 'family firm' that carried out a £4million benefits scam. She was given a total of six years imprisonment and told that an immigration tribunal would look at her right to remain in the UK.
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He said ‘key player’ Ruth Nabuguzi, 49, ‘employed multiple identities … so many that the true number of identities may never ever be known’.

Nabuguzi, originally from Uganda, made claims for HIV/AIDS drugs costing £2,280,000. She also received £500,000 in housing benefit from Newham Council in East London, Croydon Crown Court heard.

Yesterday eight of the group were sentenced to a total of 19 years by Judge Nicholas Ainley at Croydon Crown Court in South London.
Source: Daily Mail

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