Fraudster who claimed father died in Grenfell fire is jailed
A man who claimed his father died in the Grenfell Tower fire to get his hands on emergency cash meant for survivors has been jailed.
Two days after the tragedy, Mohammad Gamoota said he had been living with his father on the 24th floor.
The 31-year-old also gave the name of a genuine victim of the fire - which killed 72 people - as his "father".
Gamoota, of Leafy Way, Croydon, was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court for 18 months for two counts of fraud.
He pleaded guilty to two charges which had aimed to net him a total of £6,784.36.
Judge Robin Johnson told him: "In the wake of... read more
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