Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Immigration official jailed for €20,000 visa bribe scam

A FORMER Department of Justice employee has been jailed for 18 months for his role in a scam where visa extensions were issued to immigrant students in return for bribes.

Dara Revins (28), who made €20,000 from the scheme, worked in the Garda Immigration Bureau issuing visas to Chinese students who had come to Ireland to study English.

His co-accused, Bin Yang (26), referred students who didn't meet the conditions for a visa extension to Revins.

A warrant was issued for Yang on March 6 last after he failed to appear for his sentence hearing.

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