£6k fine for dodgy Islington immigration ‘adviser’

A general view of Westminster Magistrates Court, London.

A general view of Westminster Magistrates Court, London. - Credit: PA WIRE

An Islington man has been fined £6,244 for giving unregulated immigration advice.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Victors Eta Washington-Don, 47, was not qualified or authorised to act as an immigration adviser – but still took money from his victim since February last year.

Washington-Don, of Stranraer Way, admitted the charge. He was sentenced to a £750 fine, £4,094 compensation, £1,280 costs and £120 victim surcharge.

Dr Ian Leigh, deputy immigration services commissioner, said: “We are here to ensure people seeking immigration advice are treated fairly by people they can trust to be fit and competent. Mr Washington-Don chose to operate outside the law.

“I hope this sends a clear message to other people considering providing immigration advice – act within the law or you will find yourself in court.”

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