Vicar charged following sham marriage probe
Date published: 31 August 2011
A vicar arrested as part of a sham marriage investigation has been charged.
Rev Canon Dr Patrick John Magumba, 58, is accused of breaching immigration law by conducting a bogus ceremony at a church in Rochdale where he was the team vicar.
Rev Magumba was charged after a detailed probe by the UK Border Agency (UKBA),
A UK Border Agency spokesperson said: “Rev Patrick John Magumba, 58, a Ugandan national, was arrested in March this year by the UKBA’s north west immigration crime team.
“He has been charged at Bury police station with conspiracy to facilitate a breach of UK immigration law by a non-EU person and two counts of theft by an employee.
“He remains on bail as he has been since his arrest.”
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