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Charges laid in Regina immigration fraud case
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it has laid seven charges against two individuals for allegedly committing fraud and acting as unauthorized immigration consultants. Qi Wang, 41, and Yujuan Cui, 40, both face three counts pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and four counts pursuant to the Criminal Code.
After receiving information on a possible immigration fraud, the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations Section launched an investigation in April 2012 that lasted over three years. The CBSA alleges that Wang and Cui acted as immigration consultants when they were not licensed to do so and provided false job-offer documents to foreign nationals between 2007 and 2013.
Charges were sworn on December 16, 2015, and Cui and Wang appeared in Regina Provincial Court on January 26, 2016. Their next appearance is scheduled for March 9, 2016.
- The CBSA is responsible for enforcing the IRPA and investigates cases of immigration consultant fraud, human smuggling, marriages of convenience, and employing foreign nationals without authorization.
- Members of the public can play a key role in keeping our border safe. If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity or immigration-related offences, please contact the CBSA’s Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060. All information is treated as confidential.
“Each time we lay charges of this nature, we send a clear message that the CBSA has no tolerance for abuse of Canada’s immigration system. We will investigate and prosecute alleged offenders to the fullest extent of the law.”
Kim R. Scoville
Regional Director General, Canada Border Services Agency, Prairie Region
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