Apr 11th, 2013
A Nigerian groom picked Celine Dion’s song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face to walk down the aisle for a sham marriage to a woman he had met only once before. Leeds University masters student Jayeola Abiola, 29, first saw Portuguese ‘bride’ Vania Pinheiro-Fernandes, 29, at the dr...
Aug 3rd, 2012
Yuri GAVRILECHKO The globalization actually encompasses all aspects of private and social life. It also has a dramatic and miserable side of the coin: the differentiation of society, the breakup of traditional interpersonal ties (the decline of family values is a bright example), the growing isolatio...
Mar 15th, 2011
A vicar has been arrested after an investigation into 100 sham marriages. Immigration officers swooped on the home of Canon Patrick John Magumba after allegations that he staged dozens of bogus ceremonies. Investigators are examining claims that the 58-year-old churchman abused his position to marry ...
Jan 12th, 2011
Smiling for the camera, this photo shows Britain’s biggest sham wedding organiser moments after he had married off his own pregnant girlfriend for money. Vladymyr Buchak, from the Ukraine, recruited hundreds of paid brides-to-be from Eastern Europe who were married to African men at a church in...