Mauritian immigrant accused of providing fake documents for foreign nationals

A MAURITIAN man has pleaded guilty to charges related to arranged marriages in Ireland that a court heard cost €7,000 each.

Resen Modeley (33) admitted using false documentation that was made to support “marriages of convenience.”

The case against him was adjourned at Dublin District Court for the hearing of evidence on a later date.

Modeley, with an address at Chapel Gate, St Alphonsus Road, Dublin 9, is charged with three counts of using a false instrument.

These charges, under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act, state that he used false employment offer letters for a guest house at his home address on dates in April and May last year.

He is further charged with having of a stun gun disguised as a flashlight, as well as one count of cannabis possession on November 25, 2015.

A detective garda told Judge Anthony Halpin it was a “commercial enterprise” and it had cost €7,000 to arrange a marriage “by 50”.


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