Immigration officer fired after putting wife on list of terrorists to stop her flying home:

An immigration officer tried to rid himself of his wife by adding her name to a list of terrorist suspects.

He used his access to security databases to include his wife on a watch list of people banned from boarding flights into Britain because their presence in the country is ‘not conducive to the public good’.

As a result the woman was unable for three years to return from Pakistan after travelling to the county to visit family.

The tampering went undetected until the immigration officer was selected for promotion and his wife name was found on the suspects’ list during a vetting inquiry.

The Home Office confirmed today that the officer has been sacked for gross misconduct.

Doesn’t that rise above the level of fireable offense? Isn’t there an “abuse of authority” or “manipulating public records” charge in there somewhere?

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2 Responses to Creative Divorce

  1. Transplanted Lawyer says:

    I think “sacked” is BritSpeak for “fired.” And yes, I have to imagine there would be actual criminal charges associated with this, too.

    Divorces are never pretty, but some are uglier than others. This story is ugly enough to elicit that low whistle of amazement we all know.

  2. trumwill says:

    Yeah, I caught that. Obviously it’s a fireable offense, but I figured that it had to be something above that. Criminal.

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