Edmonton men facing immigration fraud-related charges


Edmonton men facing immigration fraud-related charges

 

Sept 6, 2019

Global Korean Post

 

As a result of a CBSA criminal investigation, Mr. Carlito Benito and Mr. Charles Benito were found to be allegedly employing unauthorized foreign nationals at Triple Maple Leaf Canada Corporation, Helping Migrants Canadian Immigration Corporation and World Immigration Group Corporation, from November 2015 to October 2016.

 

As licensed immigration consultants, Mr. Carlito Benito and Mr. Charles Benito counselled temporary foreign workers in Canada to apply for student permits, despite the applicants having no intention of going to school, in order to extend their status and allow them (and their spouses) to work in Canada.

 

The Benitos and their associates facilitated short-term cash loans up to $17,000 for individuals to meet the financial requirement of the study permit application. The alleged offences occurred between November 2015 and June 2018.

 

Carlito (Carl) Benito, age 65 of Edmonton has been charged with:

  1. Section 124(1)(c) IRPA (Unauthorized employment of foreign nationals) – 9 counts;
  2. Section 124(1)(a) IRPA (Counselling/Aiding/Abetting Misrepresentation) – 2 counts;
  3. Section 126 IRPA (Counselling/Aiding/Abetting Misrepresentation related to study permit loan scheme) – 1 count (90 occurrences);
  4. Section 127(a) IRPA (Misrepresentation) – 1 count; and
  5. Section 430(1) CCC (Mischief) – 1 count.

 

Charles Jefferson Benito, age 25 of Edmonton has been charged with:

  1. Section 124(1)(c) IRPA (Unauthorized employment of foreign nationals) – 9 counts;
  2. Section 124(1)(a) IRPA (Counselling/Aiding/Abetting Misrepresentation) – 2 counts; and
  3. Section 126 IRPA (Counselling/Aiding/Abetting Misrepresentation related to study permit loan scheme) – 1 count (90 occurrences);

 

The Benitos’ first court appearance is set for September 5, 2019, in Edmonton Provincial Court.

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