A 62-year-old man has been found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court of fraud and providing unqualified immigration advice, contrary to section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006 and section 91 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 respectively.
Winston Leachman of Farmway, Dagenham, Essex, gave immigration advice concerning a leave to remain application when not qualified to do so. He charged £800 which he failed to refund when the application was refused.
Mr Leachman will be sentenced at a hearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 29 July.
The OISC is an independent public body, established under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, to regulate the provision of immigration advice and services in the UK.