Winnipeg man facing immigration fraud-related charges

News Release

November 24, 2017                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba                         Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it has laid three charges against Alfredo (Fred) Arrojado, age 66, of Winnipeg, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Arrojado has been charged for allegedly acting as an unauthorized immigration consultant and misrepresenting himself in order to induce immigration in Manitoba. The alleged offences occurred between August 2007 and April 2016.

The CBSA alleges that Arrojado acted as an immigration consultant when he was not licensed to do so and misrepresented himself before the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Arrojado’s first court appearance is November 27, 2017 in Winnipeg Provincial Court.

Quotes

“This investigation further demonstrates the CBSA’s commitment to investigating and prosecuting individuals who abuse and seek to profit illegally from our immigration system at the expense of vulnerable individuals.”

-       Kim R. Scoville, Regional Director General, Canada Border Services Agency, Prairie Region

Quick Facts

  • In 2016, the CBSA charged Hae Suk Yoon with five counts pursuant to the IRPA and one count pursuant to the Criminal Code. Yoon’s next court appearance is November 27, 2017 in Winnipeg Provincial Court.

  • In 2016, the CBSA laid three charges against Vladmir Bibilov pursuant to the IRPA and one charge pursuant to the Criminal Code. Bibilov’s next court appearance is in the spring of 2018 in Winnipeg Provincial Court.

  • The CBSA is responsible for enforcing the IRPA and investigates cases of immigration consultant fraud, human smuggling, marriages of convenience, immigration document fraud, and employing foreign nationals without authorization, etc.

  • 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.

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CBSA Media Relations
1-844-245-2272
prairiemedia@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

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