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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 106: Dishonest representations

322.This section makes it a further and more serious offence for a person to obtain benefits or advantage for himself or anyone else by making dishonest representations. The section is directed at cases of serious and calculated fraud, such as where someone makes a plan to extract as much from the Home Office as possible by deception. The maximum penalty for serious fraud of this sort is correspondingly great; conviction on indictment to the Crown Court can result in imprisonment of up to seven years.

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