Convicted fake interpreter worked on 140 court cases

Law Society Gazette   /   News   /   15 February 2021

A man who stole the identity of a court interpreter and appeared in court on 140 cases has avoided an immediate jail sentence.

Unqualified court interpreter sentenced after working on 140 cases

Wales Online   /   News   /   14 February 2021

Detective Andy Cope, from the City of London Police’s fraud team, said Mirwais Patang showed 'blind greed'

‘Extremely poor’: Translator conned his way into court role based on bogus qualifications

London Evening Standard   /   News   /   13 February 2021

An interpreter with “extremely poor” translation skills conned his way into a job in London’s courts and tribunals on the basis of forged qualifications, a court heard.

Fake court interpreter earned £65,500 from 140 cases including grooming gang trial

The Independent   /   News   /   13 February 2021

Mirwais Patang forged qualifications and stole a legitimate interpreter’s identity

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