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CPS to write to defence teams linked to unqualified court interpreter

Law Society Gazette   /   News   /   22 February 2021

The Crown Prosecution Service will write to defence teams in cases linked to an unqualified court interpreter so they can consider whether to take further action, the Gazette has learned.

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.


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