Immigration officer Jaspreet Kaur, aged 41, of Romford, was jailed for three years and nine months on Thursday, April 11, 2019, for attempting to extort money from an Indian national.
The corrupt civil servant was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.
Kaur tried to extort money from an Indian man who was due to be removed from the UK.
She demanded that a potential returnee pay her £2,500 after falsely telling him she had “pulled strings” to have him released from Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in March 2017.
Kaur also falsely claimed that if the man paid her the money, any outstanding deportation orders against him would not be enforced.
She gave him a one-week deadline in order to gather the money. The man became suspicious of Kaur’s claims and a telephone conversation between the two was recorded.
Kaur was arrested in July 2017 and during questioning, she was