Thursday, May 17, 2018

Somalia's Biggest Artist Jailed For Welfare Scam

An African asylum seeker who came to UK ‘fearing for his life’ scammed hundreds of thousands in taxpayer benefits after secretly returning to Somalia. Mohamed Qoomal came to the UK 15 years ago claiming he feared for his life in his native country. But in 2013 he sneaked back to Somalia and had his pension credit payments from the UK wired to him there. He also let a friend live rent-free in his taxpayer-funded flat in London.
The Somali con artist is actually a famous music icon known as the Somalian Phil Collins. Mohamed Qoomaal has ­performed to sell-out crowds worldwide, including Wembley in 2006 and 2012, in a career spanning three decades. Pension credit payments were wired to him in Somalia while a pal lived rent-free in his taxpayer-funded home in London. He was jailed for 15 months.
The respected Awdal Media website said: “UK court sentences our biggest artist to 15 months. This guy is huge in Africa. No one can believe the news about his imprisonment.” Now I know where the kids got the idea to scam Minnesota. From guys like this.

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