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Bangladeshi man jailed for 15 months for illegal labor and forged ID

2020-01-14T05:32:21.519Z

The Immigration Department said that yesterday (13th) a Bangladeshi man holding a "street paper" and who has applied for a non-repatriation claim was involved in dishwashing at a restaurant in violation of conditions of stay and was involved in forging an identity card. The charges were each sentenced to 15 months 'imprisonment at Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts and executed concurrently.



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Written by: Ouyang Dehao

2020-01-14 13:28

Last updated: 2020-01-14 13:28

The Immigration Department said that yesterday (13th) a Bangladeshi man holding a "street paper" and who has applied for a non-repatriation claim was involved in dishwashing at a restaurant in violation of conditions of stay and was involved in forging an identity card. The charges were each sentenced to 15 months 'imprisonment at Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts and executed concurrently.

The prisoner, a Bangladeshi man, is 31 years old and charged with "restriction on removal order or deportation order after illegal entry into Hong Kong" and a "use of forged Hong Kong identity card". He pleaded guilty to the charge, two Each of these charges was sentenced to 15 months in prison, and the court granted concurrent execution. An employer suspected of hiring the illegal worker was also arrested and the case is still under investigation.

A spokesman for the Immigration Department reiterated that hiring someone who is not lawfully employable is a serious crime. Upon conviction, he can be sentenced to up to three years in prison and a fine of $ 350,000. If the job applicant does not have a Hong Kong permanent resident identity card, the employer must also check the valid travel documents of the job applicant. Offenders can be sentenced to a maximum of one year's imprisonment and a fine of 150,000 yuan after conviction.

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Source: hk1

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