Immigration Consultant Found Guilty Of Fraud

Immigration Consultant Found Guilty Of Fraud

Neal Hall
The Vancouver Sun
January 23, 2010

A West Vancouver immigration consultant, Fereydoun Hadad, has been convicted of charges of fraud and uttering a forged document.

West Vancouver police began an investigation in April 2008, after being alerted by Canada Border Services Agency and Vancouver police to the complaints of a Surrey woman, who alleged that more than $50,000 had been illegally transferred from an account she had set up on the advice of Hadad.

Hadad pleaded guilty to both charges in North Vancouver Provincial Court on Jan. He is to be sentenced March 1.

Anyone who believes they have been victimized in a similar manner is asked to call 604-925-7300, and ask to speak with Det. Trish Aylett.

Police advise those seeking the services of an immigration consultant to be sure the individual is properly registered.

Information on how to select an immigration consultant is available on the Citizenship and Immigration website.