Toronto man found guilty of immigration fraud
October 2, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario Canada Border Services Agency
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the conviction of a 57 year-old Toronto resident, Mr. Nageshwar Rao Yendamuri, for immigration fraud.
In January 2015, following a referral from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and an extensive 11-month investigation, a search warrant was executed by the CBSA Criminal Investigations Section at Migration Solutions Inc., a company located on Dixon Road in Toronto, Ontario. The company was owned and operated by Yendamuri, a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
As a result of evidence obtained and further investigation, Yendamuri was arrested and charged with offenses under the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The charges related to immigration fraud offences surrounding applications that Yendamuri submitted to IRCC on behalf of religious workers to obtain temporary resident visas, temporary resident extensions, and restorations. The applications contained forged and/or fabricated employment verification letters that were created by Yendamuri.
On September 21, 2017, Yendamuri was found guilty of one count of CCC 366(1)(a) Forgery, and one count of CCC 368(1)(a) Use forged document at the Toronto Superior Court.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 11, 2017.
There are serious consequences for those who break Canada’s immigration laws, including possible criminal convictions, court-imposed fines, probation periods, and incarceration.
To report immigration fraud in Canada, please call the Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060. All information is treated as confidential.
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