A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Essex Visa Fraud Charges Dropped
Charges against a woman accused of conspiring with an Essex man to falsely issue visas to immigrants have been dropped.
Violet Savizon had been accused of the fraud along with fellow immigration officer Samuel Shoyeju, who has already admitted misconduct in public office by falsely granting indefinite leave to remain to non-EU residents.
At Basildon Crown Court, prosecutor Lucy Kennedy asked Judge Christopher Mitchell to instruct not guilty verdicts on counts of conspiracy and facilitating in issuing false visas to non-EU residents and misconduct in public office.
The charges centred upon the fact Shoyeju used Savizon's date stamp to authorise the visas. Ms Kennedy said Shoyeju has now indicated that he did this without Savizon's knowledge.
Shoyeju, 53, of Namur Road, Canvey Island, worked for the UK Border Agency in Croydon at the time of the offences in 2008.
Judge Christopher Mitchell remanded Shoyeju in custody and warned him he faces a "significant custodial sentence".
Savizon, 47, from Buckingham Avenue, Thornton Heath, did not comment as she left court.
Shoyeju will be sentenced on November 25th.
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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