Immigration consultants hit with dozens of charges as CBSA fraud crackdown continues
Stewart Bell Jun 19, 2012 – 2:04 PM ET | Last Updated: Jun 19, 2012 6:22 PM ET
The Canada Border Services Agency continued its crackdown on the immigration industry on Tuesday, charging a former consultant and two others in Winnipeg and Montreal with dozens of fraud-related counts.
Among those charged was Brad Jacobson, the president of an immigration consulting firm started in 2009 with financing from a loan program run by the University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Business and Economics.
Mr. Jacobson faces 23 counts of immigration fraud for allegedly setting up fake businesses to bring foreign workers to Canada. The CBSA said it suspected more than 300 foreign nationals had fallen victim to the scheme.
After founding Canadian Immigration Solutions Manitoba Inc. with the help of a university start-up loan for young entrepreneurs, Mr. Jacobson changed the name to CISI Canadian Immigration Strategies Inc. in January 2010. ...........http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/19 ... continues/