Woman admits charge in East Sussex sham marriage case

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Image caption, Brown, Buchak and Adelasoye were jailed for four years

A 28-year-old woman has admitted supplying false details for a marriage register in connection with a sham marriages case in East Sussex.

Larisa Kuznecova, of Anglesea Terrace, St Leonards-on-Sea, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court on Monday.

She was the fourth person charged by police investigating sham marriages involving illegal immigrants at the Church of St Peter and St Paul.

Kuznecova was bailed to appear for sentencing on 2 December.

Immigration law

Vicar, the Reverend Alex Brown, and two other men were each jailed for four years in September for their parts in the case.

Lewes Crown Court was told Brown conducted 360 sham marriages during a four-year period at the church to bypass immigration law.

Co-defendants Vladimir Buchak, 33, and solicitor and pastor Michael Adelasoye, 50, were also jailed for four years.

The trio were found guilty in July of conspiring to facilitate the commission of breaches of immigration laws.

Brown was also jailed for five months for solemnizing a marriage without the banns being published.

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