News: City College Brighton and Hove Teacher on Europe’s Most Wanted List

One of Europe’s most wanted women was arrested while teaching French at City College Brighton and Hove under a false name.

Former Greek judge Antonia Ilia, 52, taught adult classes using the name Antonia Jamin and was arrested by Sussex Police at the Pelham Street campus last Wednesday after a tip-off by Interpol.

She had been convicted in her absence of fraud in Greece and was wanted under five European arrest warrants.

Ilia, who had been living at an address on Portland Road, was refused bail when she appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London last Thursday.

Greece has requested her extradition after she was found guilty of being part of a trial-fixing ring and sentenced to almost seven years in jail.

When arrested, she claimed she was not Ilia but a French citizen before police searched her apartment and found her Greek identity card which confirmed she was the fugitive.

A spokesman for City College, Brighton and Hove, said: “We can confirm that a part-time lecturer working four hours per week delivering adult French classes, was arrested on Wednesday evening by Sussex Police.

“The college takes matters such as this very seriously and we are assisting the relevant authorities with their enquiries.

“At the present time, we are unable to disclose any further information, due to confidentiality.”

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