Monday, October 08, 2012

Romanian Who Bilked £2.9 million Gets To Stay In UK To Protect Human Rights

33-year-old Romanian gypsy Lavinia Olmazu, who spent 2 plus years in jail for bilking the British system out of at least £2.9 million, was supposed to have been deported after her release. But Olmazu will get to stay in England with her 12-year-old son after using Article 8 of the Human Rights Act to make her case. Yes, she claimed her human rights would be violated if she was sent back to Romania, and the judges concurred.

Article 8 guarantees the 'right to family life', so mum decided that since her son had spent the bulk of his life in England, and spoke little Romanian (or so she claims) they deserved to stay. All this in spite of the fact that the son was born in Romania, his biological father lives in Romania, and mum's partner-in-crime, Alin Enachi, is also Romanian.

Apparently, Olmazu

.. was employed by two London boroughs and homeless charity the Big Issue to help integrate Romanian gipsies into British society.
She was jailed after she abused her position of trust with the authorities and Roma community to orchestrate an elaborate fraud that cost taxpayers millions – and gained her and her partner tens of thousands of pounds.

They charged £80 each to provide hundreds of immigrants from Romania with false National Insurance numbers so they could claim thousands of pounds in benefits they were not entitled to.

Armed with an NI number, their clients claimed handouts including child benefit, child tax credit, working tax credit, as well as use the NHS and other welfare services.

Under rules introduced when Romania joined the EU in 2007, Romanian immigrants cannot get a National Insurance number – which is the key to getting benefits – unless they can prove they have paid employment lined up.

Operating from their suburban home in Woodford Green, Essex, they provided 368 false NI numbers. Of these, 172 were successfully used to claim benefits resulting in fraud totalling £2.9million.

But at the time it was reported the scam could have cost taxpayers up to £10 million if all of the fraudulent documents had been used, police revealed.

Not only was she not deported, she now has a job with another charity, Media Diversity Institute, which is partially sponsored by the British government.  I wonder how long it will take her to start pilfering from that organization.

However, not everyone was thrilled with the decision to allow her to stay. The Home Office tried its best to kick her out, but was thwarted by a judge who felt the boy had the right to finish his schooling here.

The case is among the first to be considered by senior immigration judges after an attempt by Theresa May to make it more difficult for immigration criminals to stay.

In June Mrs May declared war on judges who refused to deport foreign criminals because of their human rights, saying the courts should stop allowing overseas prisoners, law-breakers and illegal immigrants to stay in Britain on the grounds that they have a right to a family life.
She promised a vote in Parliament to ram home to judges ‘what the public believe’ and persuade them ‘to take into account what Parliament has said’.

Failure by the judiciary to listen will result in new laws to curb the exploitation of the human rights legislation by foreign criminals, Mrs May said.
MPs of all parties voted unanimously in support of the stricter guidelines.
Since when do criminals have rights?  They lose their rights when they commit crimes. The Brit nanny state cares  more for the rights of criminals and freeloaders than the hard working, over taxed, British worker.

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