Glasgow & West Scotland

Jack Plancey denies defrauding immigrants

A man has appeared in court charged with defrauding £43,575 from immigrants eager to live and work in the UK.

Jack Plancey is accused of defrauding the cash, while working for his firm Plancey and Co in Glasgow, by claiming he could get visas and work permits.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, the 67-year-old denied the charges which are alleged to have taken place between January 2002 and December 2005.

Mr Plancey, from Giffnock, will stand trial later this year.

The businessman is alleged to have promised one family that he could arrange for the release of their brother from Dungavel Detention Centre for a fee of £3,500.

It is also claimed that he told others he could arrange entry to the UK and leave to remain for their family members from Pakistan, India, Nepal and China.

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