Openly-gay Roqsilmar Marti tried to marry a Nigerian man at an
Essex church for immigration purposes, but was sensationally
arrested at the altar in a high-profile sting.
Now, Marti and her so-called groom, Abraham Akinola, are starting
Last month, the man who arranged the wedding - Abdallah Magezi,
36, from Uganda - was jailed for three years.
The pair, who pleaded guilty, were sentenced at Basildon Crown
Court in Essex, yesterday.
Judge John Lodge said: "You were not involved in this to the same
degree or level as Magezi who got three years in prison, but both
of you were involved over a period of time and in some detail in
arranging a sham marriage.
"Akinola, you wanted to gain from it by staying in this country
and Marti, in your case it was for financial gain."