Asylum 'belt' claims denied.
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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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Sep 19, 2003|
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