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Asylum 'belt' claims denied.

A solicitor masterminded a 'factory of falsehoods' to help asylum seekers settle in Britain, a court heard yesterday.

Titus Miranda had fed a 'conveyor belt' of clients to the Home Office often armed with the same lies, it was claimed.

The lawyer's busy practice, which handled a 'considerable number' of Chinese nationals desperate for a better life in the west, would allegedly present a bogus picture of 'religious persecution', state harassment and fear.

Miranda and his common-law wife Jessica Jin, 23, of Holy Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex, deny one count of conspiring with others to defraud the Home Office between January 1 1999 and March 3 2002.

Counsel explained many clients were economic migrants, posing as refugees, however, some were genuine asylum seekers.

The hearing continues.
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