A group has appeared in court in connection with immigration offences dating back to the early-2000s.

Momodou Chune, 54, is accused of employing eight different people in breach of immigration laws. The offences were committed between 2006 and 2016.

Others are variously accused of possession of false identity documents, possession of criminal property, fraud and money laundering.

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The trial was fixed by Judge Nigel Daly for April 3 next year and is expected to last around six weeks.

Chune, of Berry Close, Oxford, pleaded not guilty to eight counts of doing an act to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non-UK national.

Tumbulu Colley, 40, of Walker Drive, Faringdon, pleaded not guilty to possession of a false UK residency permit between 2012 and 2016.

Sabbeh Jeng, 47, of Berry Close, Oxford, denies possession of criminal property namely money paid into a NatWest bank account between 2008 and 2009 and a Lloyds account in 2010.

Isaac Nimo, 39, of Mallards Way, Bicester, pleaded not guilty to fraud. He is accused of abusing his position as a supervisor at Exclusive Contract Services by receiving wages to which he was not entitled.

Ebrima Jabang, 49, of Berry Leys, Luton, denies becoming concerned in a money laundering arrangement between 2004 and 2018.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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