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Immigration Officer Fired After Putting Wife on List of Terrorists to Stop Her Flying Home

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Here's one way to handle things when your marriage goes bad:

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.

That's from this story in the Daily Mail.

But look at it this way: he's been free of her for three years now. From his point of view, losing his job was probably a bargain. Hard to imagine he thought he'd get away with this forever.

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