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Baroness Scotland's ex-cleaner is charged by police

Loloahi Tapui
Otolose Loloahi Tapui once worked as a cleaner for Baroness Scotland

A former cleaner for Attorney General Baroness Scotland has been charged over immigration offences.

Otolose Loloahi Tapui has been charged with possession of a false identity document, fraud by false representation and overstaying leave to remain.

She will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on 7 December.

Alexander Zivancevic, Ms Tapui's husband, has accepted a caution for assisting unlawful immigration and is not facing further charges.

Baroness Scotland sacked her cleaner when information regarding her immigration came to light.

She has previously said she employed Ms Tapui, who is from Tonga, in good faith and thought she was working in the UK legally.

Simon Clements, head of the Crown Prosecution Service's special crime division, said: "Following an investigation by the UK Border Agency, I received a file of evidence on 9 November.

"I have decided there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute these offences."

The Attorney General's office said Baroness Scotland had no comment to make.

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