Largest joint DWP/Home Office fraud prosecution yet brought.
Paul Raudnitz, Kerry Broome and Caoimhe Daly were instructed in Operation Boromo, an investigation into the misuse of 399 identities to commit benefits and immigration fraud over a period of seven years by six members of an organised criminal gang. Over £2.8m worth of benefits was obtained and 225 sham marriages were arranged. A related £1+m fraud on Eurostar was also uncovered. A four-year investigation involved the partnership of the DWP, Home Office, HMRC and Eurostar. Paul Raudnitz and Kerry Broome led the prosecution team.