This might be the only prosecution but do we think it’s the only case?

A serial fraudster has been jailed for 21 months after he pretended his wife and son were killed in the Grenfell Tower fire in a “despicable” attempt to pocket £12,500 set aside for victims of the disaster.

Anh Nhu Nguyen was pictured beside Prince Charles and gave TV interviews posing as a survivor of the disaster, in which 71 people died. He did not live there but at an address in south-east London.

10 comments on “This might be the only prosecution but do we think it’s the only case?

  1. Third World immigration is how high-trust societies become low-trust ones. Thanks, Theresa May.

  2. “Nguyen, a British citizen born in Vietnam … had 28 previous convictions for 56 offences spanning more than 30 years, including theft, dishonesty, arson and grievous bodily harm.
    Nguyen, who has lived in the UK since the 1980s, had 17 aliases.”

    Well, he may not be the only one, but I doubt there are many with that sort of track record.

    Possibly relevant:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/
    attachment_data/file/631643/deprivation-nullity-Chapter-55.pdf
    “Deprivation and Nullity of British citizenship”.
    Part 1: Deprivation of citizenship under section 40 of the British Nationality Act 1981 on grounds of … conduciveness to the public good.

    Odds against this power being used?

  3. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots – “Third World immigration is how high-trust societies become low-trust ones.”

    +1

    No quicker way to f**k up a country than unlimited immigration. As Robert Putnam shows ethnic diversity is inherently bad. No one in the right mind would think that inviting people who hate us into the country would produce any other result.

    I am just appalled by the short sentence. 21 months? Of which he could expect to do half?

  4. Not even close. The culture of local AND central government in this case has been ‘give them what they ask for, don’t ask questions’.

    I’m only astonished this one got caught.

  5. @JuliaM

    To be fair there is something to be said for giving help with minimal checks – because minimal delay in such cases is important – provided that tighter verification takes place later and there’s more than a slap on the wrist for trying it on…

  6. MBE

    Agreed; but why not ask the Police to run a basic check on every individual making a claim?….Oh! The Police are busy monitoring Twitter etc for the dreaded hate crime…

    Meanwhile, locals mutter about ‘too many niggers’ being criminals or make similar remarks…

    This is how a civilised way of life dies…

  7. Since the original figure of deaths was revised down as a result of the authorities discoverinbg that some claims were fraudulent we don’t *think* it’s not the only case – we *know*.
    This was presumably the most egregious fraud, so gets prosecuted pour encourager les autres.

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