Asylum seeking benefits cheat received nearly £400,000

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A benefits fraudster who claimed he was bed-ridden, yet was filmed dancing at his own wedding, has been jailed.

Mohamed Bouzalim, 37, cheated the authorities out of nearly £400,000, Isleworth Crown Court heard.

He will serve nearly seven years for 11 counts of deception, fraud and assisting illegal entry into the UK.

Robert Coxhead is the senior investigating officer from the UK Border Agency Criminal and Financial Investigation team.

Speaking to the BBC's Guy Smith, he said: "Mohamed Bouzalim was a top class fraudster and con artist. His whole life was a lie."

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