HC Deb 20 June 1997 vol 296 c305W
Mr. Mullin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date Mr. Thomas G. Moringiello (TH 2658) was convicted and of what offence; what sentence he received and on what date he completed his sentence; for what reason he is still being detained; what is the total cost to the taxpayer of his imprisonment; what was the sum of money involved in the offences for which he was convicted; and if he will make a statement. [3516]

Ms Joyce Quin

Mr. Thomas G. Moringiello, who is a citizen of the United States, was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court on 27 June 1996 of 10 charges of fraud and deception involving sums totalling £815.69. He was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment and recommended for deportation. Mr. Moringiello lodged an appeal against conviction and sentence, and this is due to be heard by the Court of Appeal on 26 June. Taking into account remand time, the conditional release date from his sentence was 21 August 1996, but he is now held under the Immigration Act 1971 pending the decision as to whether he should be deported. From the time of his first remand into custody on 1 December 1995 up to the present time, the cost of Mr. Moringiello's imprisonment has been approximately £35,384.