Fort McMurray woman pleads guilty to immigration fraud

Fort McMurray woman pleads guilty to immigration fraud

A Fort McMurray, Alta. woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to immigration fraud and acting as an authorized immigration consultant. Charie Santos pleaded guilty under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to representing people applying for status in Canada. The 44-year-old faces a fine of up to $100,000 and not more than two years in prison. According to a statement made by the Canadian Border Services Agency in January, the charges Santos pleaded guilty to involve…

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Toronto paralegal found guilty of defrauding immigrants ‘appears to be on the run’

Toronto paralegal found guilty of defrauding immigrants ‘appears to be on the run’

A Toronto paralegal has been found guilty by the legal profession’s watchdog of defrauding clients of over $1 million and providing immigration services for which he was not licensed. Victor Manuel Castillo Garcia, who was licensed as a paralegal by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2010, worked with clients from around the world — including Taiwan, Cuba, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Peru — for their permanent residence and work permit applications….

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A Winnipeg man used ties to a Russian Cultural Association to defraud clients

A Winnipeg man used ties to a Russian Cultural Association to defraud clients

A Winnipeg man used his ties to the Russian Cultural Association of Manitoba to help defraud dozens of would-be immigrants, according to court documents. Vladmir Bibilov was charged with 136 counts related to immigration fraud in December by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), in one of the largest cases of alleged immigration fraud in Manitoba’s history. The 56-year-old is accused of bilking thousands of dollars from clients over the span of six years, promising…

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Former Nazi Helmut Oberlander stripped of citizenship – again

Former Nazi Helmut Oberlander stripped of citizenship – again

Canada has once again stripped Helmut Oberlander, 93, of his citizenship for serving in a Nazi death squad and lying about it to enter Canada. It’s the fourth time the government has taken this step after Oberlander defeated the government in court three times to restore his citizenship. For the fourth time Oberlander is going to court to overturn the political decision, made this time by the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We…

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Federal Court voids Canadian citizenship revocation for 312 people

Federal Court voids Canadian citizenship revocation for 312 people

The Federal Court has nullified government attempts to strip Canadian citizenship from more than 300 people after an earlier judgment struck down key provisions of the Citizenship Act introduced by the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper. The earlier ruling, in May, declared those provisions inoperative because they were an expedited process that deprived individuals of the right to an oral hearing and did not take into account humanitarian and compassionate considerations. As a result,…

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Pembina Trails School Division used fraudulent immigration consultant

Pembina Trails School Division used fraudulent immigration consultant

A Winnipeg man charged by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) in September for fraud was listed as a recruiter for Pembina Trails School Division, a community in Winnipeg, as part of its international student program up until last week. Hae Suk Yoon was charged by the CBSA last year with five charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and one under the Criminal Code for the offences, which allegedly occurred between March 2009…

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Cash-for-jobs Chinese immigration scheme

Cash-for-jobs Chinese immigration scheme

In his 30 years as a Chinese immigration expert, Richard Kurland said he’s only ever heard rumours of people paying money for job offers to foreign nationals. “It’s almost the stuff of immigration legendary myth that there are envelopes of cash being passed around for offers of employment in Canada,” said the Vancouver-based lawyer and immigration policy analyst. But he said a case CBC recently uncovered in Saskatchewan is “the first time on record someone was caught”…

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Canada just increased data sharing with international partners

Canada just increased data sharing with international partners

In an effort to thwart immigration fraud and speed up visa application processing, personal details about Canadian residents and visitors will now be automatically available to official partners in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Under an expansion of the “Five Eyes” spy system, Canada will gain access to documents in the immigration systems of the other four countries to automatically screen applicants for Canadian work permits, study permits, travel visas, refugee…

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Man convicted in TFW program fraud to be sentenced

Man convicted in TFW program fraud to be sentenced

An Edmonton man who acted as an unauthorized immigration consultant has pleaded guilty to abusing Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program and is set to be sentenced this week. Seong Yong Park, also known as David Park, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act earlier this month. Park was charged with working as an unauthorized immigration consultant and “inducing” at least 20 foreign nationals to enter the country under the…

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Immigration fraud employees from Richmond jailed

Immigration fraud employees from Richmond jailed

Three women have each been sentenced to 18 months behind bars for their parts in a large-scale, Richmond-based immigration scam that has already sent their former employer to prison for seven years. Jin “Fanny” Ma, Ming Kun “Makkie” Wu and Wen “Vivian” Jiang, all of Richmond, were sentenced after previously pleading guilty to several charges, including representing on immigration matters without authority, passport offences, misrepresentation, forgery and tax evasion. Read more at Richmond News This article…

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