Kurdish immigrant 'claimed more than £32,000 in benefits'

Kerim Koroglu, 49, pocketed handouts he was not entitled to collect for more than six years after he sneaked into the country in August 2002, jurors heard

Kerim Koroglu, 49, pocketed handouts he was not entitled to collect for more than six years after he sneaked into the country in August 2002, jurors heard

A Kurdish illegal immigrant is accused of swindling £32,000 in benefits after being smuggled into Britain in the back of a truck.

Kerim Koroglu, 49, pocketed handouts he was not entitled to collect for more than six years after he sneaked into the country in August 2002, jurors heard.

The Alawi Kurd has a wife and two children in Turkey, and has since had a further child in England, the Old Bailey heard.

Prosecutor Will Martin said Koroglu was denied asylum upon arrival yet he was able to swindle £32,549 in housing and council

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