Lower sentence for conning refugees

Six people from The Hague who were found guilty of fleecing asylum seekers for millions of euros by offering legal services and residency permits have had their sentences sharply reduced on appeal.

The appeal court said there was no proof that the six had deliberately conned refugees. At least 4,000 asylum seekers paid the agency an average of €2,300 each for a permit.
The owner of Multi Juridische Services has now been given six months in jail and fined €15,000, the others have been given suspended sentences.

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